Acoustic Reflex and Exchange Rate for White Noise Short Stimuli

  • G. Rossi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


The “equal energy principle” has been proposed as the basis of a damage risk criterion to set the limits for daily exposure to on-going noise for periods shorter or longer than 8 hours and to fluctuating, intermittent and impulse noise. The principle, supported by the studies of Elred et al. [1] and Kylin [2], was primarily validated by Burns and Robinson [3] for exposure to steady-state noise and then extended to other types of noise, including impulse exposure [4–8].


Exchange Rate Hearing Loss Motor Unit Stimulus Duration Noise Exposure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Rossi
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  1. 1.Institute of AudiologyTurin UniversityTorinoItaly

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