Effects of whole body vibration on outer hair cells' hearing response to distortion product otoacoustic emissions

Moussavi-Najarkola, S.-A. and Khavanin, A. and Mirzaei, R. and Salehnia, M. and Akbari, M. (2012) Effects of whole body vibration on outer hair cells' hearing response to distortion product otoacoustic emissions. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animal, 48 (5). pp. 276-283.

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Abstract

Whole body vibration (WBV) is one of the most vexing problems in industries. There is a debate about the effect of WBV exposure on hearing system as vibration-induced hearing loss. The purpose of this study was to investigate outer hair cells' (OHCs') hearing response hearing response to distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in rabbits exposed to WBV. It was hypothesized that the DPOAE response amplitudes (A dp) in rabbits exposed to WBV would be lower than those in control rabbits not exposed to WBV. New Zealand white (NZW) rabbits as vibration group (n�=�6, exposed to WBV in the z-axis at 4-8 Hz and 1.0 ms-2 root mean square for 8 h per day during five consecutive days) and NZW rabbits as control group (n�=�6, not exposed to any WBV) were participated. A dp and noise floor levels (L nf) were examined on three occasions: day 0 (i.e., baseline), day 8 (i.e., immediately 1 h after exposure), and day 11 (i.e., 72 h following exposure) with f 2 frequencies ranging from 500 to 10,000 Hz and primaries L 1 and L 2 levels of 65 and 55 dB sound pressure level, respectively. Main effects were statistically found to be significant for group, time, and frequency (p�<�0.05). DPOAE amplitudes were significantly larger for rabbits exposed to WBV, larger on day 8 and larger for mid to high f 2 frequencies (at and above 5,888.50 Hz). Main effects were not statistically found to be significant for ear (p�>�0.05). Also, four statistically significant interactions including time by ear, time by frequency, group by frequency, and group by time were detected (p�<�0.05). Contrary to the main hypothesis, DPOAE amplitudes were significantly larger for rabbits exposed to WBV. WBV exposure significantly led to enhanced mean A dp at mid to high frequencies rather than at low ones. © 2012 The Society for In Vitro Biology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: animal; article; auditory stimulation; auditory threshold; hair cell; hearing; male; noise injury; pathophysiology; physiology; rabbit; spontaneous otoacoustic emission; vibration, Acoustic Stimulation; Animals; Auditory Threshold; Hair Cells, Auditory, Outer; Hearing; Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced; Male; Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous; Rabbits; Vibration, Oryctolagus cuniculus
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
QZ Pathology
Divisions: School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: parto mrs bakhtminoo
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:13
URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9900

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