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Document ID (ISN)59154
CIS number 92-1876
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1992
Convention or series no. DMT 49 TI 18
Author(s) Campo P.
Title Hearing: The cochlear amplifier - A survey of recent gains in understanding the physiology of hearing
Original title Audition: l'amplificateur cochléaire - Synthèse des acquis physiologiques récents [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 1992, No.49, p.15-22. Illus. 31 réf.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) noise; deafness; ear; audiology; audiometric tests; physiology of sense organs
Descriptors (secondary) hair-cell damage; animal experiments; hearing disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage