Guido F. Smoorenburg

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Tone thresholds and speech-reception thresholds were measured in 200 individuals (400 ears) with noise-induced hearing loss. The speech-reception thresholds were measured in a quiet condition and in noise with a speech spectrum at levels of 35, 50, 65, and 80 dBA. The tone audiograms could be described by three principal components: hearing loss in the(More)
Adjusting the speech processor of a cochlear implant, per electrode, to the individual's response is a laborious task that may interfere with a user-friendly start of implant-mediated hearing, particularly in children. This research concerns the possibility of processor adjustment based on a profile derived from measurements of the electrically evoked(More)
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 kHz. In(More)
Cisplatin is frequently used in the treatment of various forms of malignancies. Its therapeutic efficacy, however, is limited by the occurrence of sensorineural hearing loss. Little is known about the course of hearing loss over longer time intervals after cessation of cisplatin administration. Infrequently, recovery of hearing has been described in animals(More)
Both meaningful (sense) and meaningless (nonsense) syllables of the consonant-vowel-consonant type (CVC syllables) and short sentences consisting of 8 or 9 syllables were presented in quiet and in noise to 20 young subjects with normal hearing and to three groups of 20 subjects each with presbycusis, with Menière's disease and with noise-induced hearing(More)
We investigated the key tissues that are implicated in cisplatin ototoxicity within the time window during which degeneration starts. Guinea pigs were treated with cisplatin at a dose of 2 mg/kg/day for either 4, 6, or 8 consecutive days. Histological changes in the organ of Corti, the stria vascularis and the spiral ganglion were quantified at the light(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study is to improve the efficiency of the fitting procedure of cochlear implant processors by making use of measurements of the electrically evoked compound actio potential (ECAP) and live-voice speech. DESIGN In a randomised prospective cross-over design we compare speech performance of eighteen adult subjects when(More)
The effects on hearing of simultaneous exposure to the ototoxic organic solvent ethyl benzene and broad-band noise were evaluated in rats. The effects of three ethyl benzene concentrations (0, 300 or 400 ppm) and three noise levels (95 or 105 dB(lin) SPL or background noise at 65 dB(lin) SPL) and all their combinations were investigated for a 5 day exposure(More)