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Does cardiovascular health mediate hearing ability?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7934760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise and noise exposure causes temporary hearing loss. Yet, a direct relationship may exist between cardiovascular health and hearing. The purpose of this study was to determine whether noise and exercise caused different levels of hearing loss depending on one's cardiovascular fitness. Twenty-eight volunteers were considered: high fit VO2peak = 48.5 +/- 1.6, N = 10), moderately fit VO2peak = 38.1 +/- 0.9, N = 9), and low fit VO2peak = 30.4 +/- 0.9, N = 9). Hearing ability at 2000, 3000, and 4000 Hz was assessed following 10 min of noise (N), exercise (E), and noise-and-exercise (N&E). The high fit group consistently demonstrated better hearing after all conditions compared to the low fit group. Significant differences between the high and low fit groups always occurred during N&E and sometimes during N. E did not cause significant hearing loss in any group. Cardiovascular health as indicated by a mean VO2peak = 48.5 is associated with less hearing loss after 10 min of either N or N&E. Although the mechanisms have not been identified, these results support the existence of a cardiovascular health-hearing synergism.
J Manson; H M Alessio; M Cristell; K M Hutchinson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-16     Completed Date:  1994-11-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  866-71     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Auditory Threshold
Blood Pressure
Body Temperature
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / physiopathology*
Heart Rate
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness
Prospective Studies

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