PP1322 - Characterization of Sound Conditioning Noise
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Jenette H. Dziezynski, Lead Presenter: Nothing to disclose
Haley J. Connolly, Secondary Presenter: Nothing to disclose
Adam Sheppard, AuD, PhD: No disclosure data submitted.
The auditory system exhibits a unique ability to protect itself from high-intensity noise exposure when pre-exposed to a moderately loud, but non-traumatic noise. Most sound conditioning studies have used short term, moderately-high noise as a conditioning factor. However, recent studies have shown that long-term, low-level noise can have surprisingly large effects on the auditory system. Here we investigate if long-term, low-level noise could also protect against subsequent traumatic noise exposures.