Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Scientific Advances

  • Colleen G. Le Prell
  • Donald Henderson
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Colleen G. Le Prell, Donald Henderson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Scope of the Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. Relationship Between Noise Exposure and Resulting Anatomical, Physiological, and Perceptual Changes in Hearing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Donald Henderson, Roger P. Hamernik
      Pages 41-55
    3. Eric D. Young
      Pages 87-135
    4. James A. Kaltenbach, Ryan Manz
      Pages 151-175
  5. Susceptibility and Factors Contributing to NIHL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Tzy-Wen Gong, Margaret I. Lomax
      Pages 179-203
    3. Thais C. Morata, Ann-Christin Johnson
      Pages 223-254
  6. Protection and Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Colleen G. Le Prell, Jianxin Bao
      Pages 285-338
    3. Tatsuya Yamasoba, Josef M. Miller, Mats Ulfendahl, Richard A. Altschuler
      Pages 339-367
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-376

About this book


Exposure to loud noise continues to be one of the largest causes of hearing loss in the adult population, already affecting some 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69. There have been a number of discoveries and advances that have increased our understanding of the mechanisms of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).  These advances have the potential to impact how NIHL can be prevented and how our noise standards can be made more appropriate. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss describes the effect of environmental noise on hearing, provides important background on the subject, and also explores the broader issues currently arising on effects of noise on non-human vertebrates.

Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Colleen G. Le Prell and Donald Henderson

The Public Health Significance of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Peter M. Rabinowitz 

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus: Challenges for the Military Marjorie A. M. Grantham

The Use of Kurtosis Measurement in the Assessment of Potential Noise Trauma Donald Henderson and Roger P. Hamernik

Noise-Induced Structural Damage to the Cochlea  Bohua Hu

Neural Coding of Sound with Cochlear Damage  Eric D. Young

Suprathreshold Auditory Processing in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss  Mini N. Shrivastav

The Neurobiology of Noise-Induced Tinnitus  James A. Kaltenbach and Ryan Manz

Effects of Early Noise Exposure on Subsequent Age-Related Changes in Hearing Eric C. Bielefeld

Effects of Exposure to Chemicals on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss  Thais C. Morata and Ann-Christin Johnson

Hearing Protection Devices: Regulation, Current Trends, and Emerging Technologies John G. Casali

Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Potential Therapeutic Agents Colleen G. Le Prell and Jianxin Bao

Frontiers in the Treatment of Hearing Loss Tatsuya Yamasoba, Josef M. Miller, Mats Ulfendahl, and Richard A. Altschuler


About the Editors
Colleen Le Prell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Director of the Hearing Research Center at the University of Florida. Donald Henderson is a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

About the Series: The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.


Editors and affiliations

  • Colleen G. Le Prell
    • 1
  • Donald Henderson
    • 2
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 3
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Disorders and Science Center for Hearing Research College of Arts and SciencesState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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