The series entitled "Advances in Noise Research" has developed from the European Commission Concerted Action Programme on Protection Against Noise (PAN), which is a project within the EC Fourth Framework Biomedical and Health Research Programme in the Occupational and Environmental Health Area. These books report the latest research and developments in the area of noise and its auditory and non-auditory effects on health. The first volume in the series is devoted to the biological effects of noise and coves six main topics: physiological mechanisms, diagnosis, otoacoustic emissions, tinnitus, pharmacology and non-auditory effects in relation to noise. The section on physiological investigations includes auditory sensitivity modulation by sound conditioning, central nervous system reorganization after acoustic overstimulation, and the role of stapedial reflex and pigmentation in noise-induce hearing loss. The section covering diagnosis considers the difficulties encountered and the new techniques available, and also looks at the specific issues relating to noise in military life. The discussion of otoacoustic emissions in relation to noise exposure provides insight into their possible use in the assessment of individuals exposed to noise and their role in early identification of impairment. Tinnitus following noise exposure is considered both from the assessment and neurophysiological aspects. The pharmacology section examines the protective and preventative aspects of free radical scavengers and magnesium, and also discusses the synergistic effect of solvent and noise. The non-auditory effects included are sleep disturbance and stress effects on the cardiovascular system, and context and coping as moderators of potential health effects.
PART 1: PHYSIOLOGY.
Chapter 1. Noice-induced hearing loss: current physiological investigations (Jean-Luc Puel and Remy Pujol).
Chapter 2. Spiral ganglion cell loss and survival after total hair cell destruction in the guinea-pig cochlea (Hilary C. Dodson).
Chapter 3. Evidence for functional reorganization in the central auditory system after acoustic overstimulation (Richard J. Salvi, Jian Wang and Chun Xiao Qiu).
Chapter 4. Modulating auditory sensitivity to noise trauma by sound conditioning (Barbara Canlon, Anette Fransson and Safak Dagli).
Chapter 5. The role of the acoustic reflex in the development of resistance to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in humans (Vittorio Colletti and Francesco Fiorino).
Chapter 6. Pigmentation and noise-induced hearing loss: is the relationship between pigmentation and noise-induced hearing loss due to an ototoxic pheomelanin interaction or to otoprotective eumelanin effects? (Marie-Louise Barrenas).
Chapter 7. Audiometric and electrophysiological changes caused by drilling of the skull base (Vittorio Colletti, Francesco G. Fiorino, Nadia Giarbini and Zeno Policante).
PART 2: DIAGNOSIS OF NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS.
Chapter 8. The clinical diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss (Linda M. Luxon).
Chapter 9. Contralateral suppression of ABR and DPOAE and susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (Mariola Sliwinska-Kowalska, Wieslaw Sulkowski, Piotr Kotylo, Malgorzata Pawlaczyk-Luszcynska).
Chapter 10. How should different susceptibility factors be evaluated? (Jukka Starck).
Chapter 11. Factors influencing susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (Deepak Prasher).
Chapter 12. Is genetic hearing loss interactive with noise-induced hearing loss? (Risto Kaksonen, Ilmari Pyykko, Ulf Rosenhall, Jukka Stark, Esjo Toppila, Sand Kila and Juha Kere).
Chapter 13. The specific problems of noise in military life (Armand Dancer, Karl Buck, Georges Parmentier and Pascal Hamery).
Chapter 14. Ageing as a major confounding factor in noise-induced hearing loss (Ilmari Pyykko, Jukka Starck, Esko Toppila and Risto Kaksonen).
Chapter 15. Presbyacusis related to exposure to occupational noise and other ototraumatic factors(Ulf Rosenhall.
Chapter 16. A source of audiometric notches at 6 kHz (Mark E. Lutman and Hussein YN Qasem).
PART 3: OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS.
Chapter 17. Noise-induced cochlear changes reflected in otocoustic emissions (J. Attias, I. Bresloff, V. Furman and I. Reshef).
Chapter 18. Spontaneous otoacoustic emission modelling and noise effect on its spectral estimation (Jun Cheng.
Chapter 19. Typical findings of distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) in occupational noise-induced hearing loss (Jens Oeken).
Chapter 20. Measurements of distortion-product otoacoustic emisisons in industrial workers wiht noise-induced hearing loss (Sylwia Kowalska and Wieslaw Sulkowski.
PART 4: TINNITUS.
Chapter 21. Tinnitus following noise exposure: a review (Borska Josifovic Ceranic, Deepak K. Prasher and Linda M Luxon).
Chapter 22. Neurophysoiology in tinnitus (Joseph Attias and Ian Bresloff).
Chapter 23. Psychological complaint in patients suffering from chronic tinnitus (F Zenker and JJ Barajas).
PART 5: PHARMACOLOGY.
Chapter 24. The role of free radical scavengers in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (D Hnderson, BH Hu, XY Zheng and SL McFadden).
Chapter 25. Protective effect of the glutamate antagonist kynurenate on noise-induced hearing loss (Jean-Luc Puel, Christine C d'Aldin, Jerome Ruel and R Pujol).
Chapter 26 Prophylactic effect of magnesium in noise-induced hearing loss (Joseph Attias, Ian Bresloff, Zvi Joachims and Hartmut Ising).
Chapter 27. Hearing loss after exposure to styren and noise: a pilot study (Ann-Christin Johnson, Ing-Marie Andersson, Tomas Lindh, Per R Nylen and Eva B Svensson, Bjorn Hagerman, Thais C Morata).
Chapter 28. A review of the synergistic damage to hearing due to combined exposure to industrial noise and otoneurotoxic materials (Avi Frenkel).
PART 6: NON-AUDITORY EFFECTS.
Chapter 29. Noise-induced stress effects and accelerated ageing: its relevance for work noise-related risk increase in myocardial infarction (H Ising, W Babisch, B Kruppa and T Gunther).
Chapter 30. Epidemiological studies on cardiovascular effects of traffic noise (W Babisch).
Chapter 31. Context and coping as moderators of potential health effects in noise-exposed persons (P Lercher).
Chapter 32. Noise-induced sleep disturbance, stress reactions and health effects (C Maschke).
Series: Advances In Noise Research (Whurr) : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 10th January 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.75 x 2.68
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1