Ear Hear 2021 Jan 11. Epub 2021 Jan 11.
1Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas, USA 2Department of Communication Disorders, NM State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA 3Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA and 4School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas, USA.
Objectives: Otoacoustic emissions, a byproduct of active cochlear mechanisms, exhibit a higher magnitude in females than in males. The relatively higher levels of androgen exposure in the male fetus are thought to cause this difference. Postnatally, the onset of puberty is also associated with the androgen surge in males. Read More