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Field monitoring of otoacoustic emissions during noise exposure : pilot study in controlled environment

Vincent Nadon, Annelies Bockstael UGent, Dick Botteldooren UGent and Jeremie Voix (2017) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY. 26(3). p.352-368
abstract
Purpose: In spite of all the efforts to implement workplace hearing conservation programs, noise-induced hearing loss remains the leading cause of disability for North American workers. Nonetheless, an individual's susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss can be estimated by monitoring changes in hearing status in relation to the level of ambient noise exposure. The purpose of this study was to validate an approach that could improve workplace hearing conservation practices. The approach was developed using a portable and robust system designed for noisy environments and consisted of taking continuous measurements with high temporal resolution of the health status of the inner ear using otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Method: A pilot study was conducted in a laboratory, exposing human subjects to industrial noise recordings at realistic levels. In parallel, OAEs were measured periodically using the designed OAE system as well as with a commercially available OAE system, used as a reference. Results: Variations in OAE levels were analyzed and discussed along with the limitations of the reference and designed systems. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the monitoring of an individual's OAEs could be useful in monitoring temporary changes in hearing status induced by exposure to ambient noise and could be considered as a new tool for effective hearing conservation programs in the workplace.
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keyword
SENSITIVITY, RECOVERY, HUMANS
journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY
Am. J. Audiol.
volume
26
issue
3
pages
17 pages
publisher
Amer Speech-language-hearing Assoc
place of publication
Rockville
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000418100300002
ISSN
1059-0889
1558-9137
DOI
10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0003
language
English
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yes
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A1
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8546967
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8546967
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2018-01-31 11:50:45
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2018-02-01 12:13:29
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  abstract     = {Purpose: In spite of all the efforts to implement workplace hearing conservation programs, noise-induced hearing loss remains the leading cause of disability for North American workers. Nonetheless, an individual's susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss can be estimated by monitoring changes in hearing status in relation to the level of ambient noise exposure. The purpose of this study was to validate an approach that could improve workplace hearing conservation practices. The approach was developed using a portable and robust system designed for noisy environments and consisted of taking continuous measurements with high temporal resolution of the health status of the inner ear using otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Method: A pilot study was conducted in a laboratory, exposing human subjects to industrial noise recordings at realistic levels. In parallel, OAEs were measured periodically using the designed OAE system as well as with a commercially available OAE system, used as a reference. Results: Variations in OAE levels were analyzed and discussed along with the limitations of the reference and designed systems. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the monitoring of an individual's OAEs could be useful in monitoring temporary changes in hearing status induced by exposure to ambient noise and could be considered as a new tool for effective hearing conservation programs in the workplace.},
  author       = {Nadon, Vincent and Bockstael, Annelies and Botteldooren, Dick and Voix, Jeremie},
  issn         = {1059-0889},
  journal      = {AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY},
  keyword      = {SENSITIVITY,RECOVERY,HUMANS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {352--368},
  publisher    = {Amer Speech-language-hearing Assoc},
  title        = {Field monitoring of otoacoustic emissions during noise exposure : pilot study in controlled environment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2017\_AJA-17-0003},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Nadon, Vincent, Annelies Bockstael, Dick Botteldooren, and Jeremie Voix. 2017. “Field Monitoring of Otoacoustic Emissions During Noise Exposure : Pilot Study in Controlled Environment.” American Journal of Audiology 26 (3): 352–368.
APA
Nadon, V., Bockstael, A., Botteldooren, D., & Voix, J. (2017). Field monitoring of otoacoustic emissions during noise exposure : pilot study in controlled environment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, 26(3), 352–368.
Vancouver
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Nadon V, Bockstael A, Botteldooren D, Voix J. Field monitoring of otoacoustic emissions during noise exposure : pilot study in controlled environment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY. Rockville: Amer Speech-language-hearing Assoc; 2017;26(3):352–68.
MLA
Nadon, Vincent, Annelies Bockstael, Dick Botteldooren, et al. “Field Monitoring of Otoacoustic Emissions During Noise Exposure : Pilot Study in Controlled Environment.” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY 26.3 (2017): 352–368. Print.