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Effect of low level acoustic stimulation on temporary threshold shift in young humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1639725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the effect of a low level acoustic stimulation on the susceptibility to noise, young human subjects were exposed to music at 70 dBA for 6 h per day during 9 days (training period). Noise sensitivity was assessed by measuring temporary threshold shift (TTS) induced by 105 dBSPL, 1/3 octave band noise at 2 kHz for 10 min. On the fifth day of the training period, a significant decrease of TTS was observed in the frequency range 3-3.5 kHz, in comparison with the baseline TTS obtained before being trained. As the training continued, the frequency range which showed a significant reduction of TTS expanded to 2-5 kHz.
T Miyakita; P A Hellström; E Frimanson; A Axelsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hearing research     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0378-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hear. Res.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-01     Completed Date:  1992-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900445     Medline TA:  Hear Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hygiene, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation / methods
Adaptation, Physiological*
Auditory Threshold / physiology*
Hearing / physiology*
Time Factors

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