Title: Cumulative Effects of Exposure to Continuous and Intermittent Sounds on Temporary Hearing Threshold Shifts Induced in a Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
Authors: Kastelein, Ronald A ×
Gransier, Robin
Hoek, Lean #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Plenum Press
Series Title: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology vol:875 pages:523-8
Article number: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_63
Abstract: The effects of exposure to continuous and intermittent anthropogenic sounds on temporary hearing threshold shifts (TTSs) in a harbor porpoise were investigated by testing hearing before and after exposure to 1- to 2-kHz downsweeps of 1 s, without harmonics, presented as paired-intermittent and continuous-exposure combinations with identical cumulative sound exposure levels (SELcum). Exposure to intermittent sounds resulted in lower TTSs than exposure to continuous sounds with the same SELcum. Therefore, the hearing of marine mammals is at less risk from intermittent anthropogenic noises than from continuous ones at the same received sound pressure level and duration.
ISSN: 0065-2598
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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