Electrocochleography: Validity and utility

Onur Odabasi, Annelle V. Hodges, Thomas J. Balkany

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Electrocochleography is a technique for measuring stimulus-related electrical potentials generated within the cochlea and auditory nerve. The most commonly suggested areas of clinical usefulness of electrocochleography include evaluation of Meniere disease or endolymphatic hydrops; enhancement of wave I in neurodiagnostic assessment; and intraoperative monitoring of the peripheral auditory structures at risk for damage secondary to surgically induced trauma. Relatively few reports of research related to each of these areas have been published over the past year, with the majority related to the role of electrocochleography in patients with Meniere disease. Methods of improving diagnostic utility in identification of Meniere disease have received attention in current literature. With the development of viable extratympanic electrodes, electrcochleography has the potential to become more clinically useful. This paper reviews the role of electrocochleographic evaluation of inner ear and retrocochlear diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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