Long-term exposure to occupational noise alters the cortical organization of sound processing.

@article{Brattico2005LongtermET,
  title={Long-term exposure to occupational noise alters the cortical organization of sound processing.},
  author={Elvira Brattico and Teija Kujala and Mari Tervaniemi and Paavo Alku and Luigi Ambrosi and Vincenzo Monitillo},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={190-203}
}
OBJECTIVE Long-term exposure to noise may cause an altered hemispheric lateralization of speech processing even in silent conditions. We examined whether this lateralization shift is speech specific or occurs also for other sounds. METHODS Brain responses from 10 healthy noise-exposed workers (>5 years) and 10 matched controls were recorded with a 32-channel electroencephalogram in two conditions, one including standard and deviant speech sounds, the other non-speech sounds, with novel sounds… CONTINUE READING