Can TTS be an Indicator for Individual Susceptibility to PTS?

  • Karl Buck
  • R. Franke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


It has long been agreed that there would be great interest in finding a test which predicts individual susceptibility to permanent threshold shift (PTS). Such tests would allow identification of people who are most likely to develop a noise-induced hearing loss in high noise areas and thereby reduce the number of people who suffer hearing impairment (and save much in compensation costs). Twenty years ago, Ward [1] analyzed about 20 proposed tests of individual susceptibility, and found none of them good enough to be useful.


Hearing Loss Recovery Time Individual Susceptibility Noise Exposure Scatter Diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Buck
    • 1
  • R. Franke
    • 1
  1. 1.Franco-German Research Institute of Saint LouisSt. LouisFrance

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