- Birdsong and anthropogenic noise: implications and applications for conservation
Institute of Biology, Leiden University, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Mol Ecol 17:72-83. 2008
..activities all over the world has caused, on an evolutionary time scale, a sudden rise in especially low-pitched noise levels...
- Key role of coupling, delay, and noise in resting brain fluctuations
Department of Computational Neuroscience, Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10302-7. 2009
..In numerical simulation, we studied the dynamics of a simplified cortical network using 38 noise-driven (Wilson-Cowan) oscillators, which in isolation remain just below their oscillatory threshold...
- Musical experience limits the degradative effects of background noise on the neural processing of sound
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
J Neurosci 29:14100-7. 2009
..parsing melodies from background harmonies, which can be considered a process analogous to speech perception in noise. To investigate the effect of musical experience on the neural representation of speech-in-noise, we compared ..
- Tuning out the noise: limbic-auditory interactions in tinnitus
Josef P Rauschecker
Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20057 1460, USA
Neuron 66:819-26. 2010
..million people in the United States alone, and its incidence is rising due to an aging population and increasing noise exposure. Although several approaches for the alleviation of tinnitus exist, there is as of yet no cure...
- Hydrogen in drinking water attenuates noise-induced hearing loss in guinea pigs
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Xi an, China
Neurosci Lett 487:12-6. 2011
..received normal water or hydrogen-rich water for 14 days before they were exposed to 115 dB SPL 4-kHz octave band noise for 3h...
- Noise in the nervous system
A Aldo Faisal
Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK
Nat Rev Neurosci 9:292-303. 2008
b>Noise--random disturbances of signals--poses a fundamental problem for information processing and affects all aspects of nervous-system function...
- Adding insult to injury: cochlear nerve degeneration after "temporary" noise-induced hearing loss
Sharon G Kujawa
Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Neurosci 29:14077-85. 2009
..Results suggest that noise-induced damage to the ear has progressive consequences that are considerably more widespread than are revealed by ..
- Noise overexposure alters long-term somatosensory-auditory processing in the dorsal cochlear nucleus--possible basis for tinnitus-related hyperactivity?
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
J Neurosci 32:1660-71. 2012
..nucleus stimulation are compared between normal-hearing animals and animals overexposed with narrow band noise and behaviorally tested for tinnitus...
- The benefits of noise in neural systems: bridging theory and experiment
Mark D McDonnell
The Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia
Nat Rev Neurosci 12:415-26. 2011
Although typically assumed to degrade performance, random fluctuations, or noise, can sometimes improve information processing in non-linear systems...
- Primary neural degeneration in the Guinea pig cochlea after reversible noise-induced threshold shift
Harrison W Lin
Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 12:605-16. 2011
..This contrasts with earlier ultrastructural work in guinea pig suggesting that acute noise-induced neural degeneration is followed by full regeneration of cochlear nerve terminals in the IHC area (Puel et ..
- High-frequency tinnitus without hearing loss does not mean absence of deafferentation
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Hear Res 222:108-14. 2006
..Two tests were applied: the Threshold Equalizing Noise (TEN) test and a pitch scaling task...
- Noise stress impairs prefrontal cortical cognitive function in monkeys: evidence for a hyperdopaminergic mechanism
A F Arnsten
Section of Neurobiology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Conn 06520 8001, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:362-8. 1998
..Our study examined the effects of acute, mild stress exposure on higher cognitive function in monkeys and the role of dopaminergic mechanisms in the stress response...
- Motor learning is optimally tuned to the properties of motor noise
Robert J van Beers
Department of Physics of Man, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Neuron 63:406-17. 2009
..Crucial for this strategy is that motor noise arises partly centrally, in movement planning, and partly peripherally, in movement execution...
- Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion
Christian A Yates
Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford, 24 29 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LB, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:5464-9. 2009
..We give a quantitative description of how locusts use noise to maintain swarm alignment...
- Attention-driven auditory cortex short-term plasticity helps segregate relevant sounds from noise
Harvard Medical School Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4182-7. 2011
..To produce overlapping inputs, the tones were presented alone vs. during white-noise masking notch-filtered ±1/6 octaves around the tone center frequencies. Amplitude modulation (39 vs...
- Improving working memory: exploring the effect of transcranial random noise stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
Paul G Mulquiney
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine, Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Clin Neurophysiol 122:2384-9. 2011
..to determine if working memory (WM) performance is significantly improved after the delivery of transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), compared to an active comparator or sham.
- Dorsal cochlear nucleus responses to somatosensory stimulation are enhanced after noise-induced hearing loss
S E Shore
Department of Otolaryngology, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Eur J Neurosci 27:155-68. 2008
..of DCN neurons to trigeminal and bimodal (trigeminal plus acoustic) stimulation were compared in normal and noise-damaged guinea pigs...
- Exploring the relationship between noise sensitivity, annoyance and health-related quality of life in a sample of adults exposed to environmental noise
Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, 1142 New Zealand
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3579-94. 2010
The relationship between environmental noise and health is poorly understood but of fundamental importance to public health...
- Attractive "quiet" courtyards: a potential modifier of urban residents' responses to road traffic noise?
The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Box 414, SE 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3359-75. 2010
..courtyards (degree of naturalness and utilization) on residents' noise responses...
- Training to improve hearing speech in noise: biological mechanisms
Judy H Song
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Cereb Cortex 22:1180-90. 2012
We investigated training-related improvements in listening in noise and the biological mechanisms mediating these improvements...
- The role of oxidative stress in noise-induced hearing loss
Center for Hearing and Deafness, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14214, USA
Ear Hear 27:1-19. 2006
Modern research has provided new insights into the biological mechanisms of noise-induced hearing loss, and with these new insights comes hope for possible prevention or treatment...
- Estimates of the contribution of single neurons to perception depend on timescale and noise correlation
Marlene R Cohen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
J Neurosci 29:6635-48. 2009
..information available to an animal, is limited by the sensitivity of single neurons in the population and by noise correlation between neurons...
- Development and validation of an automatic speech-in-noise screening test by telephone
Department of Otolaryngology Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Audiol 43:15-28. 2004
To meet the need for an objective self-test for hearing screening. a new Dutch speech-in-noise test was developed. Digit triplets were used as speech material...
- Changes in spontaneous neural activity immediately after an acoustic trauma: implications for neural correlates of tinnitus
A J Noreña
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Neuroscience Research Group, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Hear Res 183:137-53. 2003
..Moreover, rho was elevated in the Be-Ab2, Ab1-Ab2 and Ab2-Ab2 groups; this increase was significantly correlated to the changes in SFR. The results are discussed in the context of a neural correlate of tinnitus...
- When cognition kicks in: working memory and speech understanding in noise
Linnaeus Centre HEAD, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Snekkersten, Denmark
Noise Health 12:263-9. 2010
..load and cognitive load can be separately manipulated and dissociated in their effects on speech understanding in noise. The Ease of Language Understanding model assumes a theoretical position where perceptual task characteristics ..
- Assessing the influence of scanner background noise on auditory processing. I. An fMRI study comparing three experimental designs with varying degrees of scanner noise
Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Hum Brain Mapp 28:703-20. 2007
We compared two experimental designs aimed at minimizing the influence of scanner background noise (SBN) on functional MRI (fMRI) of auditory processes with one conventional fMRI design...
- Noise trauma impairs neurogenesis in the rat hippocampus
K S Kraus
Center for Hearing and Deafness, 137 Cary Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Neuroscience 167:1216-26. 2010
..Based on earlier observations where exposure to high-intensity noise not only caused hearing loss but also impaired memory function, it is conceivably that noise exposure may suppress ..
- Sub-chronic exposure to noise affects locomotor activity and produces anxiogenic and depressive like behavior in rats
Neurochemistry and Biochemical Neuropharmacology Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan
Pharmacol Rep 64:64-9. 2012
b>Noise is defined as a displeasing and unwanted sound. It is one of the most encountered stressor to which mankind is exposed...
- Laminar cortical dynamics of conscious speech perception: neural model of phonemic restoration using subsequent context in noise
Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston University, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 130:440-60. 2011
..to generate conscious speech and language percepts? How does the brain restore information that is occluded by noise, or absent from an acoustic signal, by integrating contextual information over many milliseconds to disambiguate ..
- State-dependent representation of amplitude-modulated noise stimuli in rat auditory cortex
Stephan L Marguet
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
J Neurosci 31:6414-20. 2011
..A frozen amplitude-modulated white noise stimulus was repeatedly presented while recording neuronal populations and local field potentials (LFPs) in ..
- Increases in deep ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific west of San Nicolas Island, California
Mark A McDonald
WhaleAcoustics, 11430 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, Colorado 80512, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 120:711-8. 2006
Recent measurement at a previously studied location illustrates the magnitude of increases in ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific over the past four decades...
- A detailed characterization of loud noise stress: Intensity analysis of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis and brain activation
Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, Muenzinger Bldg, Rm D244, UCB 345, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Brain Res 1062:63-73. 2005
..the release of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) and corticosterone in response to the perceived threat of loud noise. This experiment involved placing rats in acoustic chambers overnight to avoid any handling and context changes ..
- Noise-induced stress response and hearing loss in goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Michael E Smith
Department of Biology and Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
J Exp Biol 207:427-35. 2004
..to document the effects of such anthropogenic (human-generated) sounds on marine mammals, the effects of excess noise on fishes are poorly understood...
- Rapid formation of robust auditory memories: insights from noise
Trevor R Agus
Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS and Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Neuron 66:610-8. 2010
..Unbeknownst to listeners, some noise samples reoccurred randomly throughout an experimental block...
- Acoustic communication in noise: regulation of call characteristics in a New World monkey
Freie Universitat Berlin, Institut fur Biologie, Verhaltensbiologie, Haderslebener Strasse 9, 12163 Berlin, Germany
J Exp Biol 207:443-8. 2004
This study on common marmosets Callithrix jacchus is the first to examine noise-dependent mechanisms of vocal plasticity in a New World monkey...
- A noisy spring: the impact of globally rising underwater sound levels on fish
Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Sylviusweg 72, 2333 BE Leiden, The Netherlands
Trends Ecol Evol 25:419-27. 2010
..Here we call attention to the urgent need to study the role of sound in the lives of fish and to develop a better understanding of the ecological impact of anthropogenic noise.
- Anatomical and functional recovery of the goldfish (Carassius auratus) ear following noise exposure
Michael E Smith
Department of Biology and Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
J Exp Biol 209:4193-202. 2006
..However, regenerative capabilities following noise exposure have not been explored in fish...
- Ecology: Birds sing at a higher pitch in urban noise
Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Nature 424:267. 2003
- Neuropathology and pressure in the pig brain resulting from low-impulse noise exposure
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Medical Chemistry and Cell Biology, Sahlgren Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
J Neurotrauma 25:1397-406. 2008
..Moreover, part of this pressure could have been derived from the air outside the head. The results gave little support to significant transmission of pressure within the body...
- Environmental noise retards auditory cortical development
Edward F Chang
W M Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Science 300:498-502. 2003
..Here we show that rearing infant rat pups in continuous, moderate-level noise delayed the emergence of adultlike topographic representational order and the refinement of response selectivity ..
- Frequency-specific modulation of population-level frequency tuning in human auditory cortex
Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, University of Muenster, Malmedyweg 15, 48149 Muenster, Germany
BMC Neurosci 10:1. 2009
..random) under auditory focused attention by means of magnetoencephalography (MEG)...
- Spontaneous brain rhythms predict sleep stability in the face of noise
Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Curr Biol 20:R626-7. 2010
..who generated more sleep spindles during a quiet night of sleep went on to exhibit higher tolerance for noise during a subsequent, noisy night of sleep...
- Noise pollution changes avian communities and species interactions
Clinton D Francis
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 334 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Curr Biol 19:1415-9. 2009
..We evaluated conservation concerns that noise limits bird distributions and reduces nesting success via a natural experiment to isolate the effects of noise ..
- Neural changes in the auditory cortex of awake guinea pigs after two tinnitus inducers: salicylate and acoustic trauma
A J Noreña
Universite de Provence, CNRS UMR 6149, Marseille, France
Neuroscience 166:1194-209. 2010
..in the same animals under each condition allowed direct comparison of the effects of salicylate and trauma (noise trauma was carried out several days after full recovery from salicylate administration)...
- Random noise stimulation improves neuroplasticity in perceptual learning
Cognitive Neuroscience Section, IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, 25125 Brescia, Italy
J Neurosci 31:15416-23. 2011
..e., direct current stimulation (tDCS) and random noise stimulation (tRNS)] during the execution of a visual perceptual learning task.
- Characterizing observers using external noise and observer models: assessing internal representations with external noise
Zhong lin Lu
Laboratory of Brain Processes LOBES, Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, USA
Psychol Rev 115:44-82. 2008
External noise methods and observer models have been widely used to characterize the intrinsic perceptual limitations of human observers and changes of the perceptual limitations associated with cognitive, developmental, and disease ..
- Early continuous white noise exposure alters auditory spatial sensitivity and expression of GAD65 and GABAA receptor subunits in rat auditory cortex
School of Life Science, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Cereb Cortex 20:804-12. 2010
..Here, we show how early continuous noise rearing influences spatial sensitivity in the rat primary auditory cortex (A1) and its underlying mechanisms...
- The effects of human-generated sound on fish
Arthur N Popper
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Integr Zool 4:43-52. 2009
- Adaptive avoidance of reef noise
Stephen D Simpson
School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 6:e16625. 2011
..Some marine species are dependent on reefs for adult survival and reproduction, and are known to use reef noise to guide orientation towards suitable habitat...
- Cochlear implant speech recognition with speech maskers
Ginger S Stickney
University of California, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Irvine, California 92697 1275, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 116:1081-91. 2004
..and cochlear-implant listeners with maskers consisting of either steady-state speech-spectrum-shaped noise or a competing sentence...
- Denoising based on spatial filtering
Alain de Cheveigné
Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, UMR 8158, CNRS and Université Paris Descartes, France
J Neurosci Methods 171:331-9. 2008
..In experiments that measure stimulus-evoked activity, typically about 80% of noise power is removed with minimal distortion of the evoked response...
- Speech reception thresholds in noise and self-reported hearing disability in a general adult population
Department of Otolaryngology Audiology, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ear Hear 27:538-49. 2006
The principal objective of this study was to describe speech reception thresholds in noise (SRTTn, i.e., the signal-to-noise ratio corresponding to 50% intelligibility) and self-reported hearing disability in a general adult population...
- Influence of prenatal noise and music on the spatial memory and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of developing rats
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 1 Hoigi dong, Dongdaemoon gu, Seoul 130 701, South Korea
Brain Dev 28:109-14. 2006
..In the present study, the influence of prenatal noise and music on the spatial memory and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of developing rats was investigated...
- The impact of mitochondrial energetic dysfunction on apoptosis in outer hair cells of the cochlea following exposure to intense noise
Bo Hua Hu
Center for Hearing and Deafness, State University of New York at Buffalo, 137 Cary Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214, USA
Hear Res 236:11-21. 2008
Previous studies have shown that exposure to intense noise causes outer hair cells (OHCs) to die, primarily through the process of apoptotic degeneration...
- Aircraft noise, air pollution, and mortality from myocardial infarction
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Epidemiology 21:829-36. 2010
Myocardial infarction has been associated with both transportation noise and air pollution. We examined residential exposure to aircraft noise and mortality from myocardial infarction, taking air pollution into account.
- Are hearing sensitivities of freshwater fish adapted to the ambient noise in their habitats?
University of Vienna, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
J Exp Biol 208:3533-42. 2005
..To test this hypothesis, noise levels and frequency spectra of four different freshwater habitats near Vienna, Austria (Danube River, Triesting ..
- Noise pollution filters bird communities based on vocal frequency
Clinton D Francis
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e27052. 2011
Human-generated noise pollution now permeates natural habitats worldwide, presenting evolutionarily novel acoustic conditions unprecedented to most landscapes...
- The effect of spatial separation on informational and energetic masking of speech
Tanya L Arbogast
Department of Communication Disorders and The Hearing Research Center, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 112:2086-98. 2002
..listeners performed a closed-set speech identification task in the presence of a masker at various signal-to-noise ratios. Stimuli were presented in a quiet sound field...
- Reduced startle reflex and aversive noise perception in patients with orbitofrontal cortex lesions
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
Neuropsychologia 46:1179-84. 2008
..The orbitofrontal cortex, together with the amygdala, is confirmed to represent the main center organizing both primary and secondary learned aspects of emotions...
- Reexamining the evidence for a pitch-sensitive region: a human fMRI study using iterated ripple noise
MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
Cereb Cortex 22:745-53. 2012
..a region of auditory cortex, lateral Heschl's gyrus (HG), that shows a greater response to iterated ripple noise (IRN) than to a Gaussian noise control...
- Comprehension of familiar and unfamiliar native accents under adverse listening conditions
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 35:520-9. 2009
..Two sentence verification experiments were conducted in which listeners heard sentences at various signal-to-noise ratios...
- Effects of light smoking on extra-high-frequency auditory thresholds in young adults
Unit of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life and Health Sciences, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan
Toxicol Ind Health 27:143-7. 2011
..b>Noise exposure, alcohol consumption and sleeping time did not affect hearing levels in young adults...
- Impact of fMRI acoustic noise on the functional anatomy of visual mental imagery
CNRS UMR 6905, CEA, Universite de Caen, Paris, France
J Cogn Neurosci 14:172-86. 2002
One drawback of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is that the subject must endure intense noise during testing. We examined the possible role of such noise on the activation of early visual cortex during visual mental imagery...
- Speech recognition in noise for cochlear implant listeners: benefits of residual acoustic hearing
Christopher W Turner
Dept of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 115:1729-35. 2004
..low-frequency residual acoustic hearing for speech recognition in a background of other talkers, but not in steady noise. Three subjects with an implanted "short-electrode" cochlear implant and preserved low-frequency ..
- Cortical mechanisms of speech perception in noise
Patrick C M Wong
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:1026-41. 2008
The present study examines the brain basis of listening to spoken words in noise, which is a ubiquitous characteristic of communication, with the focus on the dorsal auditory pathway.
- Nature of auditory processing disorder in children
David R Moore
Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK
Pediatrics 126:e382-90. 2010
..We tested the specific hypothesis that the presentation of auditory processing disorder (APD) is related to a sensory processing deficit...
- Effects of environmental noise exposure on ambulatory blood pressure in young adults
Ta Yuan Chang
Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, ROC
Environ Res 109:900-5. 2009
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that environmental noise exposure is associated with hypertension in middle-aged and older populations, but the relationship in the young subpopulation and between the genders is still unclear...
- Creatine and tempol attenuate noise-induced hearing loss
Shujiro B Minami
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, 1301 E Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0506, USA
Brain Res 1148:83-9. 2007
To define the role of free radical formation and potential energy depletion in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), we measured the effectiveness of tempol (free radical scavenger) and creatine (enhances cellular energy storage) alone and ..
- Neuroanatomical characteristics and speech perception in noise in older adults
Patrick C M Wong
The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Ear Hear 31:471-9. 2010
Previous research has attributed older adults' difficulty with perceiving speech in noise to peripheral hearing loss...
- Dissociating the effect of noise on sensory processing and overall decision difficulty
Eva M Bankó
Neurobionics Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Pázmány Péter Catholic University Semmelweis University, Budapest H 1094, Hungary
J Neurosci 31:2663-74. 2011
..difficulty were confounded by those associated with the increased sensory processing demands as a result of adding noise to the stimuli...
- The differences in brain activity between narrow band noise and pure tone tinnitus
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Antwerp, BRAI2N, Tinnitus Research Institute, Edegem, Belgium
PLoS ONE 5:e13618. 2010
Tinnitus is an auditory sensation characterized by the perception of sound or noise in the absence of any external sound source...
- Timing is everything: temporal processing deficits in the aged auditory brainstem
Joseph P Walton
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642 8629, USA
Hear Res 264:63-9. 2010
..studies comparing neural responses from young and old animals using acoustic stimuli as silent gaps-in-noise, amplitude modulation, and frequency modulation are considered in relation to speech perception...
- The built environment and mental health
Gary W Evans
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis and Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
J Urban Health 80:536-55. 2003
..Residential crowding (number of people per room) and loud exterior noise sources (e.g., airports) elevate psychological distress but do not produce serious mental illness...
- Annoyance from transportation noise: relationships with exposure metrics DNL and DENL and their confidence intervals
H M Miedema
TNO PG, Leiden, The Netherlands
Environ Health Perspect 109:409-16. 2001
We present a model of the distribution of noise annoyance with the mean varying as a function of the noise exposure. Day-night level (DNL) and day-evening-night level (DENL) were used as noise descriptors...
- Musical experience and the aging auditory system: implications for cognitive abilities and hearing speech in noise
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e18082. 2011
Much of our daily communication occurs in the presence of background noise, compromising our ability to hear. While understanding speech in noise is a challenge for everyone, it becomes increasingly difficult as we age...
- Functional specialization of medial auditory belt cortex in the alert rhesus monkey
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, NRB WP23, 3970 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC, USA
J Neurophysiol 102:1606-22. 2009
..areas of the medial auditory belt (middle medial area [MM] and rostral medial area [RM]) were tested with tones, noise bursts, monkey calls (MC), and environmental sounds (ES) in microelectrode recordings from two alert rhesus ..
- Parametric study of EEG sensitivity to phase noise during face processing
Guillaume A Rousselet
Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging CCNi and Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
BMC Neurosci 9:98. 2008
..All stimuli had the same amplitude spectrum and were presented at 11 phase noise levels, varying from 0% to 100% in 10% increments, using a linear phase interpolation technique...
- Noise-driven stem cell and progenitor population dynamics
Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
PLoS ONE 3:e2922. 2008
..Herein, stochastic fluctuations are either suppressed or can trigger the transition, but they do not actually determine the attractor states...
- Hypertension and exposure to noise near airports: the HYENA study
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
Environ Health Perspect 116:329-33. 2008
An increasing number of people are exposed to aircraft and road traffic noise. Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and even a small contribution in risk from environmental factors may have a major impact ..
- Early elevation of cochlear reactive oxygen species following noise exposure
K K Ohlemiller
Research Department, Central Institute for the Deaf, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Audiol Neurootol 4:229-36. 1999
..Considerable evidence suggests that ROS also mediate ototoxicant- and noise-induced cochlear injury, although most of this evidence is indirect...
- Age-related differences in gap detection: effects of task difficulty and cognitive ability
Kelly C Harris
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Ave, MSC 550, Charleston, SC 29425 5500, USA
Hear Res 264:21-9. 2010
..varied in task complexity but used identical stimuli: (1) gap location fixed at the beginning, middle, or end of a noise burst and (2) gap location varied randomly from trial to trial from the beginning, middle, or end of the noise...
- Impacts of chronic anthropogenic noise from energy-sector activity on abundance of songbirds in the boreal forest
Erin M Bayne
Integrated Landscape Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Conserv Biol 22:1186-93. 2008
..with increases in the activity of people with vehicles and equipment, which results in increases in anthropogenic noise. Anthropogenic noise may reduce habitat quality for many species, particularly those that rely on acoustic signals ..
- Foraging bats avoid noise
Zoological Institute, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
J Exp Biol 211:3174-80. 2008
Ambient noise influences the availability and use of acoustic information in animals in many ways...
- Correlation between co-exposures to noise and air pollution from traffic sources
H W Davies
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Occup Environ Med 66:347-50. 2009
Both air and noise pollution associated with motor vehicle traffic have been associated with cardiovascular disease...
- Speech-perception-in-noise deficits in dyslexia
Johannes C Ziegler
Departement de Psychologie, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
Dev Sci 12:732-45. 2009
Speech perception deficits in developmental dyslexia were investigated in quiet and various noise conditions. Dyslexics exhibited clear speech perception deficits in noise but not in silence...
- A multisensory cortical network for understanding speech in noise
Christopher W Bishop
Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, USA
J Cogn Neurosci 21:1790-805. 2009
..Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we show that understanding speech-in-noise is supported by a network of brain areas including the left superior parietal lobule, the motor/premotor cortex, ..
- Mapping the signal-to-noise-ratios of cortical sources in magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography
Daniel M Goldenholz
Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, USA
Hum Brain Mapp 30:1077-86. 2009
..We examined regional differences in signal-to-noise-ratios (SNRs) of cortical sources in MEG and EEG...
- Effect of noise exposure on blood-labyrinth barrier in guinea pigs
Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7 3 1, Bunkyo ku, 113 8655, Japan
Hear Res 164:12-8. 2002
The influence of noise exposure on the endothelial transport system in the cochlea was investigated using cationic polyethyleneimine (PEI), since systemically administered PEI passes through the capillary endothelial cell and attaches to ..
- Daytime noise predicts nocturnal singing in urban robins
Richard A Fuller
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Biol Lett 3:368-70. 2007
Ambient noise interferes with the propagation of acoustic signals through the environment from sender to receiver...
- Amplification in the rehabilitation of unilateral deafness: speech in noise and directional hearing effects with bone-anchored hearing and contralateral routing of signal amplification
Li Mei Lin
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0910, USA
Otol Neurotol 27:172-82. 2006
..What specific rehabilitative benefits are observed when the functional ear exhibits normal hearing versus moderate sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)?..
- Evaluation of sLORETA in the presence of noise and multiple sources
Compumedics Neuroscan, Hamburg, Germany
Brain Topogr 16:277-80. 2004
..In this contribution, we evaluate the performance of the method under the presence of noise and with multiple, simultaneously active sources...
- Human auditory steady-state responses
Terence W Picton
Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, University of Toronto, Canada
Int J Audiol 42:177-219. 2003
..These responses are useful for objectively evaluating auditory thresholds, assessing suprathreshold hearing, and monitoring the state of arousal during anesthesia...
- Hearing illusory sounds in noise: the timing of sensory-perceptual transformations in auditory cortex
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Neuron 64:550-61. 2009
..mechanisms in the auditory system may restore a fragmented sound when a gap in this sound is rendered inaudible by noise to yield a continuity illusion...
- Blockade of interleukin-6 signaling suppressed cochlear inflammatory response and improved hearing impairment in noise-damaged mice cochlea
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinju ku, Tokyo 160 8582, Japan
Neurosci Res 66:345-52. 2010
..studies have shown inflammatory responses in the inner ear co-occur with various damaging conditions including noise-induced hearing loss...
- Acoustical stress and hearing sensitivity in fishes: does the linear threshold shift hypothesis hold water?
Michael E Smith
Department of Biology and Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
J Exp Biol 207:3591-602. 2004
..Fish were exposed to 1-28 days of either quiet (110 dB re 1 microPa) or continuous white noise. First, we examined the effect of noise sound pressure level (SPL; 130, 140, 160 or 170 dB re 1 microPa) on ..
- Change in prevalence of hearing loss in US adolescents
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
JAMA 304:772-8. 2010
..Hearing loss is common and, in young persons, can compromise social development, communication skills, and educational achievement...
- Birds and anthropogenic noise: are urban songs adaptive?
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
Am Nat 176:465-75. 2010
In cities with intense low-frequency traffic noise, birds have been observed to sing louder and at a higher pitch...
- Noise overstimulation induces immediate early genes in the rat cochlea
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Brain Res Mol Brain Res 130:134-48. 2004
In mammals, exposure to intense noise produces a permanent hearing loss called permanent threshold shift (PTS), whereas a moderate noise produces only a temporary threshold shift (TTS)...
- Habitat-dependent ambient noise: consistent spectral profiles in two African forest types
Center for Tropical Research, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 116:3727-33. 2004
..However, the natural environment is usually filled with competing sounds. Therefore, if ambient noise conditions are relatively constant, acoustic interference can drive evolutionary changes in animal signals...
- Delayed production of free radicals following noise exposure
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Brain Res 1019:201-9. 2004
Reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species (ROS, RNS) formed in the inner ear in response to high-intensity noise are thought to play an important role in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)...
- Anthropogenic noise affects risk assessment and attention: the distracted prey hypothesis
Alvin Aaden Yim Hol Chan
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
Biol Lett 6:458-61. 2010
Many studies have focused on the effects of anthropogenic noise on animal communication, but only a few have looked at its effect on other behavioural systems...