PP1603 - Assessing Subtle Effects of Sound Overexposure in Humans Using Clinically Available Tools
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Talin E. Marino: Nothing to disclose
Janet Koehnke, PhD: No disclosure data submitted.
Some sound-related auditory damage may be too subtle to detect using standard audiometry. Adults may, therefore, experience functional difficulties despite normal audiometric results. The current study evaluated auditory function of adults with high versus low sound exposure backgrounds using middle ear muscle reflexes and time-compressed speech tasks to assess for differences across groups. Outcome measures were not significantly different across groups. More work is needed to find reliable tests that are more sensitive to subtle auditory damage than conventional audiometry.