PP511 - Electrophysiological Indices of Noise Exposure in College Students: A Repeated Measures Approach to ABRs
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Ashley Parker, MA: Nothing to disclose
Sarah L. Camera, B.A.: Nothing to disclose
Erika Skoe, PhD: No disclosure data submitted.
Musicians are regularly exposed to dangerous sound levels, putting them at risk for noise-induced hearing damage. However, standard clinical tests are not sensitive to early stages of damage. During Phase 1 of our project, student musicians and non-musicians were compared in terms of noise exposure (via dosimetry), auditory brainstem responses (ABRs), and other measures of hearing function. Phase 2 implements a repeated-measures design, with the goal of understanding how ABRs and other measures are influenced by short-and-longer-term noise exposure patterns.