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Langendijk, E.H.A. (author), Kistler, D.J. (author), Wightman, F.L. (author), TNO Technische Menskunde (author)
Localizing a target sound can be a challenge when one or more distracter sounds are present at the same time. This study measured the effect of distracter position on target localization for one distracter (17 positions) and two distracters (21 combinations of 17 positions). Listeners were instructed to point to the apparent position of a train...
article 2001
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Jaspers, R.M.A. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Lammers, J.H.C.M. (author), Kulig, B.M. (author), Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Modification of auditory evoked startle responding using prepulse inhibition was used to examine the effects of trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure on auditory thresholds. Rats were exposed by inhalation to 0, 1500, or 3000 ppm TCE for 18 hours per day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Auditory thresholds for 5 and 20 kHz tones were measured before...
article 1993
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Mohangoo, A. (author), Verkerk, P. (author), van der Ploeg, C. (author), van Straaten, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: To assess which infants' characteristics and specialized procedures are risk indicators for unilateral or bilateral hearing loss (HL) and to evaluate whether these risk indicators are associated with variation in prevalence of HL between Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Methods: For 2002-2005, data from the NICU hearing screening...
article 2010
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
article 2007
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Kastelein, R.A. (author), Hoek, L. (author), Gransier, R. (author), de Jong, C.A.F. (author)
Pile driving is presently the most common method used to attach wind turbines to the sea bed. To assess the impact of pile driving sounds on harbor porpoises, it is important to know at what distance these sounds can be detected. Using a psychophysical technique, a male porpoise’s hearing thresholds were obtained for series of five pile driving...
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This descriptive summary of the literature provides an overview of the available studies (published before October 2006) on sociodemographic, psychosocial, and other correlates of risk and protective behaviors for hearing loss in young people aged 12 to 25 years. Methods: Publications were identified by a structured search in PubMed,...
article 2007
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study evaluated adolescents' music-listening risk and protective behaviors in discotheques. While frequently standing close to the loudspeakers, taking few breaks, and hardly using hearing-protection devices, many are at risk of developing permanent hearing loss. Assessing visiting mode may be a first and quick screener to identify...
article 2010
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Kastelein, R.A. (author), Helder-Hoek, L. (author), Cornelisse, S.A. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Lam, F.P.A. (author), de Jong, C.A.F. (author), Ketten, D.R. (author)
Noise-induced temporary hearing threshold shift (TTS) was studied in a harbor porpoise exposed to impulsive sounds of scaled-down airguns while both stationary and free-swimming for up to 90 min. In a previous study, ∼4 dB TTS was elicited in this porpoise, but despite 8 dB higher single-shot and cumulative exposure levels (up to 199 dB re 1...
article 2020
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), van Balken, J.A. (author)
A novel approach for disrupting offensive chants at sporting events is proposed, based on attacking synchronization between individuals. Since timing is crucial for coordination between chanters, disruption of timing is expected to be effective against undesired chants. Delayed auditory feedback is known to disrupt timing in individual sound...
article 2007
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. To identify parties involved in the prevention of MP3-induced hearing loss among adolescents and potentially effective prevention strategies and interventions. METHODS. Thirty experts in fields such as scientific research, medical practice, community health professions, education, youth work, music entertainment, and enforcement...
article 2009
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van der Burg, E. (author), Olivers, C.N.L. (author), Bronkhorst, A.W. (author), Theeuwes, J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Participants performed an attentional blink (AB) task including digits as targets and letters as distractors within the visual and auditory domains. Prior to the rapid serial visual presentation, a visual or auditory prime was presented in the form of a digit that was identical to the second target (T2) on 50% of the trials. In addition to the ...
article 2008
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Cappaert, N.L.M. (author), Klis, S.F.L. (author), Baretta, A.B. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Smoorenburg, G.F. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Rats were exposed to ethyl benzene at 0, 300, 400 and 550 ppm for 8 hours/day for 5 consecutive days. Three to six weeks after the exposure, auditory function was tested by measuring compound action potentials (CAP) in the frequency range of 1-24 kHz and 2f1-f2 distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in the frequency range of 4-22.6...
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), Drullman, R. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Although the speech transmission index STI is a well-accepted and standardized method for objective prediction of speech intelligibility in a wide range of environments and applications, it is essentially a monaural model. Advantages of binaural hearing in speech intelligibility are disregarded. In specific conditions, this leads to considerable...
article 2008
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Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Vos, H. (author), Instituut voor Ruimtelijke Organisatie TNO (author)
This article integrates findings from the literature and new results regarding noise sensitivity. The new results are based on analyses of 28 combined datasets (N=23 038), and separate analyses of a large aircraft noise study (N=10939). Three topics regarding noise sensitivity are discussed, namely, its relationship with noise exposure, its...
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Sprangers, M.A.G. (author), de Regt, E.B. (author), Andries, F. (author), van Agt, H.M.E. (author), Bijl, R.V. (author), de Boer, J.B. (author), Foets, M. (author), Hoeymans, N. (author), Jacobs, A.E. (author), Kempen, G.I.J.M. (author), Miedema, H.S. (author), Tijhuis, M.A.R. (author), de Haes, H.C.J.M. (author), NIA TNO (author)
The objective of the present study is to compare the QL of a wide range of chronic disease patients. Secondary analysis of eight existing data sets, including over 15,000 patients, was performed. The studies were conducted between 1993 and 1996 and included population-based samples, referred samples, consecutive samples, and/or consecutive...
article 2000
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Houtgast, T. (author), Steeneken, H.J.M. (author), Instituut voor Zintuigfysiologie TNO (author)
article 1977
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), Agterhuis, E. (author), Steeneken, H.J.M. (author), TNO Human Factors (author)
A laboratory model of the wireless "Communications EarPlug" (w-CEP) was developed. Standard communication earplugs (using wires) are known to offer relatively good intelligibility of intercom speech at high ambient noise levels. The intercom sound is produced by means of a commercially available miniature transducer, integrated in the earplug....
article 2000
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Uilenburg, N. (author), van der Ploeg, C. (author), van der Zee, R. (author), Meuwese-Jongejeugd, A. (author), van Zanten, B. (author)
In the Netherlands, Youth Health Care services (YHC) have been carrying out neonatal hearing screening (NHS) in newborns since 2006. The aim of the NHS is to identify children with permanent hearing loss, so that intervention can be started before the age of 4 months. Early detection of hearing loss is important, as children who start...
article 2018
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Smits, R.C.F. (author), Emmen, H.H. (author), Bertelmans, F.W. (author), Kulig, B.M. (author), van Loenen, A.C. (author), Polman, C.H. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) has a favorable effect on the disability of certain patients with MS. We investigated the effect of 4-AP on neuropsychological performance in 20 MS patients using a randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled, crossover design. Although there was a trend for improved performance with 4-AP for two of the tests, we could...
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Abel, S.M. (author), Crabtree, B. (author), Baranski, J.V. (author), Smith, D.G. (author), Thompson, M.M. (author), Steeneken, H.J.M. (author), Verhave, J.A. (author), Buckey, J.C. (author), Alvarenga, D.L. (author), Comtois, J.M. (author), TNO Technische Menskunde (author)
Introduction: Elevated hearing thresholds have been documented in some astronauts after long-term spaceflights although noise levels were lower than those normally associated with noise-induced hearing loss in ground-based operations. The present study was conducted to determine whether prolonged exposure (70 h) to levels (72 dBA) recorded on...
article 2004
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