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Document ID (ISN)56370
CIS number 91-1328
ISSN - Serial title 0787-0396 - Archives of Complex Environmental Studies
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petiot J.C., Parrot J., Lobreau J.P., Smolik H.J.
Title Combined effects of a moderate dose of alcohol and of exposure to noise upon auditory fatigue
Bibliographic information Mar. 1990, Vol.2, No.1, p.37-41. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Effects of alcohol consumption on hearing thresholds at 4 and 6kHz were studied on 16 subjects exposed for 20 minutes to 105dB continuous pink noise. Two minutes after noise had ceased, the mean hearing thresholds at 4kHz reached a significantly lower level in subjects under the effect of alcohol. Auditory fatigue was significantly lower than in a noise condition without alcohol. The rate of recovery from auditory fatigue was not modified by alcohol, but owing to initially lower auditory fatigue, recovery at 4kHz was attained earlier under alcohol. No noticeable effect of alcohol was found for auditory fatigue at 6kHz.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; hearing loss; alcohol consumption and accidents
Descriptors (secondary) temporary threshold shift; audiometric tests; hearing threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse