Reduced temporary and permanent hearing losses with multiple tone exposures.

Acoustic overstimulation of the guinea pig cochlea with a 16 kHz pure tone induces a loss in threshold sensitivity that can be either temporary or permanent depending on the duration of the trauma. When a second tone of lower frequency (10, 5 or 2 kHz) is presented to the same cochlea simultaneously with the first tone, then the resultant threshold loss… CONTINUE READING