Auditory tests for the early detection of noise-susceptible individuals: A literature study
TNO Defensie en Veiligheid
We reviewed the literature on the availability of auditory tests that determine, prior to being affected by significant hearing loss, to what extent an individual is susceptible to noise. The predictive power of tests that determine the acoustic reflex responsivity, and both temporal integration and non-linearities of the hearing system, may be large, whereas the predictability of tests that determine otoacoustic emissions and head related transfer functions seems to be small. The validity of the indices, however, can only be determined in longitudinal studies. To our knowledge, the results of such studies have never been reported.
Acoustics and Audiology Defence
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RTO proceedings 'New Directions for Improving Audio Effectiveness' (HFM-123 RTO-MP-HFM-123)