Auditory Thresholds in the Rat Measured by an Operant Technique

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Science  08 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3406, pp. 1046-1047
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3406.1046


An adaptation of the Ratliff and Blough technique has been developed for auditory measurement in rats. Thresholds for a 2000-cy/sec tone were determined over a period of weeks. Kanamycin, an ototoxic agent, was then administered, and the gradual rise in threshold was followed.