News

14/04/2016: Updating the Access Statistics

Upon request the Access Statistics page (On the Sponsoring the OAE Portal page)  has been updated with the  2015 data. 

14/01/2016: News and Tips about Scopus

One of the most important services for scientific authors is related to Elsevier's Scopus platform. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. A possible disadvantage is that you cannot access its extensive services without a subscription (private or from your Institution). 

In the first 2016 newsletter , the editors of Scopus provide interesting tips on how to use the service efficiently (i.e. tips on the famous h-index)  and above all the new enhancements found in the platform. Access the newsletter  here .   

02/01/2016: Updates in the Forthcoming Editorials and meetings

The pages of the forthcoming Editorials have been up updated with the 2016 material. Also the pages on forthcoming meetings have been updated with information regarding the HEAL (Hearing Across the Lifespan) conference in Como , Italy (2-4 June 2016).

30/11/2015: Updates on Mimosa Acoustics: FPL software Update

Mimosa Acoustics has announced a new software release designed mainly for clinical researchers.  The latest handheld OtoStat wideband immittance and DPOAE system is now capable of  forward-pressure level (FPL) calibration. By calibrating using FPL, errors up to 20 dB stimulus-level are eliminated, and variability due to probe insertion depth and angle is greatly reduced. This is a limited edition release for early adopters who wish to investigate the benefits of FPL for their specific clinical populations and research interests.

OtoStat 2.1 features:

  • Based on the OtoStat 2.0 handheld touchscreen device, with OtoStation patient management software 
  • In-the-ear calibration with FPL or SPL as the target level 
  • Extended data export to Excel for both wideband immittance and DPOAE
  • Configurable parameters saved as named protocols

What is FPL?

In a sealed ear canal, FPL is the forward-going or incident waveform on the tympanic membrane. Regular in-the-ear calibration measures the pressure at the probe microphone, which is a mix of forward and reflected pressure components. By using a specially calibrated probe, the forward going component can be derived and the stimulus level adjusted so that it is constant across frequency. This improves measurement accuracy and reliability.

Is additional time or effort needed to use FPL?

No. If you're already making wideband immittance+DPOAE measurements, no additional time is needed. The FPL information is derived from the immittance measurement. If you're only making DPOAE measurements, the immittance test takes the place of the regular DPOAE calibration, and in addition you get information about middle-ear status which you can use to help interpret the DPOAE results.

Where can I find out more about FPL and DPOAEs?

An overview and example is on the June-October 2015 guest editorial.

For more information or to get a quote, call Kyle on +1 (217) 359-9740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

19/11/2015: Collaboration with the Journal of Hearing Science

We are very glad to announce a closer collaboration with the Journal of Hearing Science (JoHS), an emerging open access journal in the area of Audiology and ENT. All contributors to the OAE Portal material (guest-editorials , white papers, webinars, powerpoint presentations from conferences, etc) are eligible to be author candidates to the journal (after a peer review of course) with a minimum number of textual modifications (the Portal has open-format requirements  which are different than those of the JoHS).