Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 228, Issue 4, pp 295–298

Effect of emotional stress on hearing

Authors

  • C. Muchnik
    • Audiology DepartmentChaim Sheba Medical Center
  • M. Hildesheimer
    • Audiology DepartmentChaim Sheba Medical Center
  • M. Rubinstein
    • Audiology DepartmentChaim Sheba Medical Center
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00660742

Cite this article as:
Muchnik, C., Hildesheimer, M. & Rubinstein, M. Arch Otorhinolaryngol (1980) 228: 295. doi:10.1007/BF00660742

Summary

An experimental model for emotional stress is described. Emotional stress can affect hearing if severe enough or if it lasts long enough. The noxious effect on the ear can be explained by the high level of blood catecholamines and exaggerated activity of the cochlear sympathetic innervation.

Key words

Emotional stressHearing

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1980