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The Noise Exposure Structured Interview (NESI): an instrument for the comprehensive estimation of lifetime noise exposure (2018)
Journal Article
Guest, H., Dewey, R. S., Plack, C. J., Couth, S., Prendergast, G., Bakay, W., & Hall, D. A. (2018). The Noise Exposure Structured Interview (NESI): an instrument for the comprehensive estimation of lifetime noise exposure. Trends in Hearing, 22, 1-10. doi:10.1177/2331216518803213

Lifetime noise exposure is generally quantified by self report. The accuracy of retrospective self report is limited by respondent recall, but is also bound to be influenced by reporting procedures. Such procedures are of variable quality in current... Read More

The physiological bases of hidden noise-induced hearing loss: protocol for a functional neuroimaging study (2018)
Journal Article
Dewey, R. S., Hall, D. A., Guest, H., Prendergast, G., Plack, C. J., & Francis, S. T. (2018). The physiological bases of hidden noise-induced hearing loss: protocol for a functional neuroimaging study. JMIR, 7(3), doi:10.2196/resprot.9095. ISSN 1438-8871

Background: Rodent studies indicate that noise exposure can cause permanent damage to synapses between inner hair cells and high-threshold auditory nerve fibers, without permanently altering threshold sensitivity. These demonstrations of what is comm... Read More

Effects of noise exposure on young adults with normal audiograms II: Behavioral measures (2017)
Journal Article
Prendergast, G., Millman, R. E., Guest, H., Munro, K. J., Kluk, K., Dewey, R. S., …Plack, C. J. (2017). Effects of noise exposure on young adults with normal audiograms II: Behavioral measures. Hearing Research, 356, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2017.10.007. ISSN 0378-5955

An estimate of lifetime noise exposure was used as the primary predictor of performance on a range of behavioral tasks: frequency and intensity difference limens, amplitude modulation detection, interaural phase discrimination, the digit triplet spee... Read More