Central auditory damage induced by solvent exposure

Fuente, A and McPherson, B (2007) Central auditory damage induced by solvent exposure. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13 4: 391-397. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2014.10.014


Author Fuente, A
McPherson, B
Title Central auditory damage induced by solvent exposure
Journal name International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-3548
Publication date 2007-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.10.014
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 391
End page 397
Total pages 7
Place of publication Warsaw, Poland
Publisher Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Different studies have demonstrated that solvents may induce auditory damage. It has been suggested that part of this damage may be localised in central auditory  pathways. The present study aimed to investigate possible auditory processing disorders related to solvent exposure. Thirty solvent-exposed workers and 30 gender-, age- and educational level-matched control subjects were selected to participate in the study. To select participants, a questionnaire, otoscopy, pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were carried out.  Filtered speech (FS), random gap detection (RGD) and hearing-in-noise tests (HINT) were conducted in the selected participants. Both groups of workers presented as a mean normal hearing thresholds. However, significant differences between groups were observed for RGD, FS and HINT. It is concluded that a possible auditory processing disorder may be related to solvent exposure.
Keyword Auditory processing
Auditory damage
Hearing
Solvent exposure
Speech discrimination
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP 09787599
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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