Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults

2nd report

Kenji Kurakata, Tazu Mizunami, Hiroshi Sato, Yukio Inukai

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Abstract

The hearing threshold for low-frequency tones of 10-160 Hz was measured in a pressure field to investigate the effects of aging on hearing sensitivity. Participants were young adults of 19-25 years old and older adults of 60 years and over. Measurement results showed that the older listeners had a higher threshold than the young listeners on average. However, the difference of median thresholds between these two groups was 5-10 dB at every measurement frequency, which was a much smaller difference than that observed for high-frequency tones around 2,000 Hz and above. Comparison of the low-frequency thresholds and audiograms of the listeners indicated almost no correlation between these two. These experimental results suggest that older people retain good hearing sensitivity in the low-frequency region compared to their degraded sensitivity at higher frequencies. The second report of the study presented at Low Frequency 2006 in Bristol, UK: the number of participants was increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL
Pages3313-3320
Number of pages8
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2007 Aug 282007 Aug 31

Other

Other36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period07/8/2807/8/31

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  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Kurakata, K., Mizunami, T., Sato, H., & Inukai, Y. (2007). Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults: 2nd report. In Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL (Vol. 5, pp. 3313-3320)

Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults : 2nd report. / Kurakata, Kenji; Mizunami, Tazu; Sato, Hiroshi; Inukai, Yukio.

Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 5 2007. p. 3313-3320.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kurakata, K, Mizunami, T, Sato, H & Inukai, Y 2007, Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults: 2nd report. in Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. vol. 5, pp. 3313-3320, 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007, Istanbul, Turkey, 07/8/28.
Kurakata K, Mizunami T, Sato H, Inukai Y. Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults: 2nd report. In Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 5. 2007. p. 3313-3320
Kurakata, Kenji ; Mizunami, Tazu ; Sato, Hiroshi ; Inukai, Yukio. / Low-frequency hearing thresholds of young and older adults : 2nd report. Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 5 2007. pp. 3313-3320
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