Sound pressure level calibrated distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) are susceptible to standing waves, whereas forward pressure level calibration minimizes standing-wave effects. However, previous research has failed to demonstrate a difference in DPOAE test performance and behavioral-threshold prediction (Burke et al. 2010; Rogers et al. 2010; Kirby et al. 2011). DPOAE data from normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals with f2 set to 4 kHz and to each subject’s standing-wave frequency demonstrated slightly better test performance following forward pressure level calibration for clinically relevant conditions. Threshold prediction was not affected by calibration method.