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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785975/utility-of-otoacoustic-emissions-and-olivocochlear-reflex-in-predicting-vulnerability-to-noise-induced-inner-ear-damage
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Sarantis Blioskas, Miltiadis Tsalighopoulos, George Psillas, Konstantinos Markou
Aim: The aim of the present study was to explore the possible utility of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and efferent system strength to determine vulnerability to noise exposure in a clinical setting. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised 344 volunteers who had just begun mandatory basic training as Hellenic Corps Officers Military Academy cadets. Pure-tone audiograms were obtained on both ears. Participants were also subjected to diagnostic transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs)...
May 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760588/in-vitro-gentamicin-exposure-alters-caveolae-protein-profile-in-cochlear-spiral-ligament-pericytes
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Elisa Ghelfi, Yohann Grondin, Emil J Millet, Adam Bartos, Magda Bortoni, Clara Oliveira Gomes Dos Santos, Humberto J Trevino-Villarreal, Rosalinda Sepulveda, Rick Rogers
Background: The aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin is an ototoxic drug and has been used experimentally to investigate cochlear damage induced by noise.We have investigated the changes in the protein profile associated with caveolae in gentamicin treated and untreated spiral ligament (SL) pericytes, specialized cells in the blood labyrinth barrier of the inner ear microvasculature. Pericytes from various microvascular beds express caveolae, protein and cholesterol rich microdomains, which can undergo endocytosis and transcytosis to transport small molecules in and out the cells...
2018: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747961/the-protective-effect-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-treatment-against-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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Ahmet Mutlu, Fatma Ceyda Akin Ocal, Seyra Erbek, Levent Ozluoglu
OBJECTIVE: NIHL is a common problem, and steroids are the most effective treatment option. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the protective effects of the synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analogues, which induce endogenous steroid secretion, against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and to compare their effectiveness with that of steroid treatment. METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley albino rats were divided into four subgroups as follows: group 1 (n=6) control, group 2 (n=6) saline, group 3 (n=6) dexamethasone (2mg/kg/day intramuscularly [IM]), group 4 (n=6) ACTH analogue (0,4mg/kg/day IM), respectively...
May 7, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746905/chronic-lead-exposure-induces-cochlear-oxidative-stress-and-potentiates-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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Samson Jamesdaniel, Rita Rosati, Judy Westrick, Douglas M Ruden
Acquired hearing loss is caused by complex interactions of multiple environmental risk factors, such as elevated levels of lead and noise, which are prevalent in urban communities. This study delineates the mechanism underlying lead-induced auditory dysfunction and its potential interaction with noise exposure. Young-adult C57BL/6 mice were exposed to: 1) control conditions; 2) 2 mM lead acetate in drinking water for 28 days; 3) 90 dB broadband noise 2 h/day for two weeks; and 4) both lead and noise...
May 7, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744729/supra-threshold-hearing-and-fluctuation-profiles-implications-for-sensorineural-and-hidden-hearing-loss
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REVIEW
Laurel H Carney
An important topic in contemporary auditory science is supra-threshold hearing. Difficulty hearing at conversational speech levels in background noise has long been recognized as a problem of sensorineural hearing loss, including that associated with aging (presbyacusis). Such difficulty in listeners with normal thresholds has received more attention recently, especially associated with descriptions of synaptopathy, the loss of auditory nerve (AN) fibers as a result of noise exposure or aging. Synaptopathy has been reported to cause a disproportionate loss of low- and medium-spontaneous rate (L/MSR) AN fibers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743779/hearing-threshold-status-and-risk-estimate-of-hearing-impairment-among-administrative-workforce
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Joydeep Majumder, Ramanlal C Patel, Sanjay Kotadiya, Priyanka Shah
Background: Administrative workers working in quieter environment workplace are considered unaffected by noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Aim: To create a baseline data of the administrative workers so as to monitor them with prospective years of exposure with the hypothesis that workers working in the administrative jobs may not be affected by NIHL. Settings and Design: The study was conducted among men and women administrative workers working in an office in Ahmedabad city, India...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735658/osmotic-stabilization-prevents-cochlear-synaptopathy-after-blast-trauma
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Jinkyung Kim, Anping Xia, Nicolas Grillet, Brian E Applegate, John S Oghalai
Traumatic noise causes hearing loss by damaging sensory hair cells and their auditory synapses. There are no treatments. Here, we investigated mice exposed to a blast wave approximating a roadside bomb. In vivo cochlear imaging revealed an increase in the volume of endolymph, the fluid within scala media, termed endolymphatic hydrops. Endolymphatic hydrops, hair cell loss, and cochlear synaptopathy were initiated by trauma to the mechanosensitive hair cell stereocilia and were K+ -dependent. Increasing the osmolality of the adjacent perilymph treated endolymphatic hydrops and prevented synaptopathy, but did not prevent hair cell loss...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733894/cochlear-hair-cell-regeneration-an-emerging-opportunity-to-cure-noise-induced-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#8
REVIEW
Ibrahima Youm, Wei Li
In mammals, cochlear hair cells have a pivotal role in transducing mechanical energy into electrical signals. Cochlear hair cells are sensitive to acoustic trauma, drug insults, aging, and environmental or genetic influences that can cause permanent hearing loss. Currently, much research is focusing on noise-induced sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Noise-induced SNHL is primarily caused by damage to hair cells of the cochlear sensory epithelium. Here, we summarize progress in restoring the sensory epithelium after SNHL resulting from noise exposure...
May 4, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716239/reduction-of-sound-evoked-midbrain-responses-observed-by-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-following-acute-acoustic-noise-exposure
#9
Bin Yang, Eddie Wong, Wai Hong Ho, Condon Lau, Ying Shing Chan, Ed X Wu
Short duration and high intensity acoustic exposures can lead to temporary hearing loss and auditory nerve degeneration. This study investigates central auditory system function following such acute exposures after hearing loss recedes. Adult rats were exposed to 100 dB sound pressure level noise for 15 min. Auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) were recorded with click sounds to check hearing thresholds. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed with tonal stimulation at 12 and 20 kHz to investigate central auditory changes...
April 2018: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710132/association-of-behavior-with-noise-induced-hearing-loss-among-attendees-of-an-outdoor-music-festival-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Véronique J C Kraaijenga, J J C M van Munster, G A van Zanten
Importance: To date, factors associated with noise-induced hearing loss at music festivals have not yet been analyzed in a single comprehensive data set. In addition, little is known about the hearing loss-associated behavior of music festival attendees. Objectives: To assess which factors are associated with the occurrence of a temporary threshold shift (TTS) after music exposure and to investigate the behavior of music festival attendees. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective post hoc analysis gathered data from a randomized, single-blind clinical trial conducted on September 5, 2015, at an outdoor music festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
April 19, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692915/environmental-exposure-of-heavy-metal-lead-and-cadmium-and-hearing-loss-data-from-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes-2010-2013
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Gu Hyeok Kang, Jun Young Uhm, Young Gon Choi, Eun Kye Kang, Soo Young Kim, Won Oh Choo, Seong Sil Chang
Background: Lead and cadmium have been identified as risk factors for hearing loss in animal studies, but large-scale studies targeting the general human population are rare. This study was conducted to investigate the link between heavy metal concentrations in blood and hearing impairment, using a national population-based survey. Methods: The study participants comprised 6409 Koreans aged 20 or older, who were included in the Fifth and Sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES 2010-2013)...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681993/noise-exposure-and-auditory-thresholds-of-military-musicians-a-follow-up-study
#12
Reinhard Müller, Joachim Schneider
Background: Military musicians are working in a noisy environment with high sound exposure levels above the international standards. Aim of the current study is to find out, whether they develop the expected hearing impairments. Adherence to the regulations for prevention in musicians is more difficult than in other occupational fields. Methods: In an interval of 13.3 years, 36 out of 58 male military musicians of a German army music corps were subjected twice to an audiometric audit...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677689/neural-and-behavioral-changes-after-the-use-of-hearing-aids
#13
Hanin Karawani, Kimberly A Jenkins, Samira Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with age-related hearing loss (ARHL) can restore some loss of the auditory function with the use of hearing aids (HAs). However, what remains unknown are the physiological mechanisms that underlie how the brain changes with exposure to amplified sounds though the use of HAs. We aimed to examine behavioral and physiological changes induced by HAs. METHODS: Thirty-five older-adults with moderate ARHL with no history of hearing aid use were fit with HAs tested in aided and unaided conditions, and divided into experimental and control groups...
April 7, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676295/effects-of-parenteral-papaverine-and-piracetam-administration-on-cochlea-following-acoustic-trauma
#14
Nurcan Yurtsever Kum, Yavuz F Yilmaz, Seren G Gurgen, Rauf O Kum, Muge Ozcan, Adnan Unal
Introduction: Noise exposure, the main cause of hearing loss in countries with lot of industries, may result both in temporary or permanent hearing loss. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of parenteral papaverine and piracetam administration following an acoustic trauma on hearing function with histopathologic correlation. Materials and Methods: Eighteen Wistar albino rats exposed to noise for 8 h in a free environment were included. We divided the study population into three groups, and performed daily intraperitoneal injections of papaverine, piracetam, and saline, respectively, throughout the study...
March 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676294/noise-exposure-and-hearing-loss-in-classical-orchestra-musicians-a-five-year-follow-up
#15
Alberto Behar, Marshall Chasin, Steve Mosher, Mohammad Abdoli-Eramaki, Frank A Russo
Introduction: This study is a follow-up to prior research from our group that attempts to relate noise exposure and hearing thresholds in active performing musicians of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Materials and Methods: Exposures obtained in early 2010 were compared to exposures obtained in early 2017 (the present study). In addition, audiometric thresholds obtained in early 2012 were compared to thresholds obtained in early 2017 (the present study)...
March 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676293/association-between-polymorphism-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf%C3%AE-in-the-region-308-g-a-with-tinnitus-in-the-elderly-with-a-history-of-occupational-noise-exposure
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Luciana L M Marchiori, Ana C M Dias, Alyne S Gonçalvez, Regina C Poly-Frederico, Marcelo Y Doi
Context: Tinnitus is a common disorder that occurs frequently across all strata of population and has an important health concern and is often associated with different forms of the hearing loss of varying severity. Aims: To investigate the association between the polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in the region -308 G/A with the susceptibility to tinnitus in individuals with the history of exposure to occupational noise. Settings and Design: This was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 179 independent elderly people above 60 years of age...
March 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675997/hearing-vulnerability-after-noise-exposure-in-a-mouse-model-of-reactive-oxygen-species-overproduction
#17
Shigefumi Morioka, Hirofumi Sakaguchi, Taro Yamaguchi, Yuzuru Ninoyu, Hiroaki Mohri, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuo Hisa, Kiyokazu Ogita, Naoaki Saito, Takehiko Ueyama
Previous studies have convincingly argued that reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to the development of several major types of sensorineural hearing loss, such as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), drug-induced hearing loss, and age-related hearing loss. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms induced by ROS in these pathologies remain unclear. To resolve this issue, we established an in vivo model of ROS overproduction by generating a transgenic (TG) mouse line expressing the human NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4, NOX4-TG mice), which is a constitutively active ROS-producing enzyme that does not require stimulation or an activator...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673641/a-novel-nanoparticle-delivery-system-for-targeted-therapy-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss
#18
Mohammad N Kayyali, Julian R A Wooltorton, Andrew J Ramsey, Mei Lin, Tiffany N Chao, Andrew Tsourkas, Bert W O'Malley, Daqing Li
Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory disability worldwide and may be caused by age, drugs or exposure to excessive noise. We have previously developed a minimally-invasive nanohydrogel drug delivery system that successfully delivers nanoparticles into the inner ear. We have substantially extended this technique by functionalizing the nanoparticles and introducing a targeting peptide which recognizes prestin, a transmembrane electromotile protein uniquely expressed in outer hair cells (OHCs) of the inner ear...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668848/adult-onset-hearing-impairment-induces-layer-specific-cortical-reorganization-evidence-of-crossmodal-plasticity-and-central-gain-enhancement
#19
Ashley L Schormans, Marei Typlt, Brian L Allman
Adult-onset hearing impairment can lead to hyperactivity in the auditory pathway (i.e., central gain enhancement) as well as increased cortical responsiveness to nonauditory stimuli (i.e., crossmodal plasticity). However, it remained unclear to what extent hearing loss-induced hyperactivity is relayed beyond the auditory cortex, and thus, whether central gain enhancement competes or coexists with crossmodal plasticity throughout the distinct layers of the audiovisual cortex. To that end, we investigated the effects of partial hearing loss on laminar processing in the auditory, visual and audiovisual cortices of adult rats using extracellular electrophysiological recordings performed 2 weeks after loud noise exposure...
April 13, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662441/characterization-of-hair-cell-like-cells-converted-from-supporting-cells-after-notch-inhibition-in-cultures-of-the-organ-of-corti-from-neonatal-gerbils
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Yi Li, Shuping Jia, Huizhan Liu, Tomoko Tateya, Weiwei Guo, Shiming Yang, Kirk W Beisel, David Z Z He
The senses of hearing and balance depend upon hair cells, the sensory receptors of the inner ear. Hair cells transduce mechanical stimuli into electrical activity. Loss of hair cells as a result of aging or exposure to noise and ototoxic drugs is the major cause of noncongenital hearing and balance deficits. In the ear of non-mammals, lost hair cells can spontaneously be replaced by production of new hair cells from conversion of supporting cells. Although supporting cells in adult mammals have lost that capability, neonatal supporting cells are able to convert to hair cells after inhibition of Notch signaling...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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