|Document ID (ISN)||59154|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 49 TI 18
||Hearing: The cochlear amplifier - A survey of recent gains in understanding the physiology of hearing
||Audition: l'amplificateur cochléaire - Synthèse des acquis physiologiques récents [in French]|
||1st Quarter 1992, No.49, p.15-22. Illus. 31 réf.
||In France, the most common occupational disease is deafness. Therefore, the occupational physician must pay particular attention to workers' hearing. There are now new audiometric tests in existence, faster than traditional ones, such as the measurement and analysis of otoacoustic emissions and of changes in acoustic distortion. These screening tests rely principally on the physiological properties of the cochlea. The understanding of cochlear amplification and of otoacoustic emissions is essential to the proper application of these audiological tests, likely to enter universal use in the near future.
||noise; deafness; ear; audiology; audiometric tests; physiology of sense organs
||hair-cell damage; animal experiments; hearing disorders
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage