Changes in Auditory Threshold During and after Long Duration Noise Exposure: Species Differences

  • Donald W. Nielsen
  • Mary Jane Bauman
  • Diane K. Brandt
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


Because noise exposure causes physiological changes within the cochlea which cannot be investigated directly in humans, animal models must be used to study the effects of noise on human hearing. However, in choosing an animal model, one must be aware of species differences in the reaction of the cochlea to noise exposure. These differences are reflected in the behavioral temporary threshold shifts (TTS) which result from the noise exposure.


Hearing Loss Squirrel Monkey Noise Exposure World Monkey Threshold Shift 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald W. Nielsen
    • 1
  • Mary Jane Bauman
    • 1
  • Diane K. Brandt
    • 1
  1. 1.Otological Research LaboratoriesHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA

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