Hearing and Endocrine Function

  • I. Mastrogiacomo
  • G. Bonanni
  • V. Colletti
  • L. Rossi
  • P. Zucchetta
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


Different systems of the human body are strongly related to each other and the endocrine system is not an exception. At a recent congress held in Verona, Italy, V. Colletti et al. [1] reviewed the relation between internal disease and hearing loss. Similarly, exogenous toxic agents, such as noise and/or vibrations capable of damaging hearing, can also affect other systems of the organism including the endocrine system. For instance, Catapano et al. [2] have shown an increase in all three catecholamine levels in normal healthy subjects following a five minute exposure to road traffic noise.


Hearing Loss Testosterone Level Follicle Stimulate Hormone Estrous Cycle Noise Exposure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Mastrogiacomo
    • 1
  • G. Bonanni
    • 1
  • V. Colletti
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Rossi
    • 1
  • P. Zucchetta
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PaduaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.ENT DepartmentUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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