Accession Number : ADA139717

Title :   Development of a Method to Determine the Audiogram of the Guinea Pig for Threshold Shift Studies,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Comperatore,C ; Patterson,J H , Jr

PDF Url : ADA139717

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Studies of noise induced threshold shift in guinea pigs require a method to determine the audiogram which meets the following criteria: It must be reliable and permit the determination of threshold at eight to twelve frequencies in a single session lasting less than one hour. A conditioned suppression procedure was adopted to meet these requirements. Three guinea pigs were trained and a series of audiograms determined on each. The audiograms were found to be reliable and in good agreement with published audiograms determined by other methods.

Descriptors :   *AUDIOMETRY, *NOISE(SOUND), THRESHOLD EFFECTS, GUINEA PIGS, FREQUENCY, DETERMINATION

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE