Exposure to loud noise continues to be one of the largest causes of hearing loss in the adult population, already affecting some 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69. There have been a number of discoveries and advances that have increased our understanding of the mechanisms of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). These advances have the potential to impact how NIHL can be prevented and how our noise standards can be made more appropriate. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss describes the effect of environmental noise on hearing, provides important background on the subject, and also explores the broader issues currently arising on effects of noise on non-human vertebrates.
- Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Colleen G. Le Prell and Donald Henderson
- The Public Health Significance of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Peter M. Rabinowitz
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus: Challenges for the Military Marjorie A. M. Grantham
- The Use of Kurtosis Measurement in the Assessment of Potential Noise Trauma Donald Henderson and Roger P. Hamernik
- Noise-Induced Structural Damage to the Cochlea Bohua Hu
- Neural Coding of Sound with Cochlear Damage Eric D. Young
- Suprathreshold Auditory Processing in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Mini N. Shrivastav
- The Neurobiology of Noise-Induced Tinnitus James A. Kaltenbach and Ryan Manz
- Effects of Early Noise Exposure on Subsequent Age-Related Changes in Hearing Eric C. Bielefeld
- Effects of Exposure to Chemicals on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Thais C. Morata and Ann-Christin Johnson
- Hearing Protection Devices: Regulation, Current Trends, and Emerging Technologies John G. Casali
- Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Potential Therapeutic Agents Colleen G. Le Prell and Jianxin Bao
- Frontiers in the Treatment of Hearing Loss Tatsuya Yamasoba, Josef M. Miller, Mats Ulfendahl, and Richard A. Altschuler
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Scope of the Problem: The Prevalence and Significance of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus: Challenges for the Military.
- Relation Between Noise Exposure and Resulting Anatomical, Physiological and Perceptual Changes in Hearing: Acoustic Parameters Influencing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
- Anatomical Consequences of Noise Insult.
- Changes in VIII Nerve Coding with NIHL.
- Suprathreshold Changes in Auditory System Function after Noise Exposure.
- Central Nervous System Plasticity: Noise-Induced Tinnitus.
- Susceptibility and Factors Contributing to NIHL: Genes that Influence Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
- Effects of Early Noise Exposure on Subsequent Age-Related Changes in Hearing.
- Effects of Exposure to Industrial Chemicals on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
- Protection and Repair: Conventional Hearing Protection: Improved Mechanical Devices.
- Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Potential Therapeutic Agents.
- Hearing at Frontiers of Biology.
Colleen Le Prell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Director of the Hearing Research Center at the University of Florida. Donald Henderson is a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park.