Auditory fatigue: retrocochlear components

Science  31 Oct 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4213, pp. 486-487
DOI: 10.1126/science.1166320


Changes in auditory sensitivity were measured at the VII nerve, cochlear nucleus, and inferior colliculus after a fatiguing sound exposure. Losses in sensitivity progressively increased from peripheral to central auditory sites. The results suggest that there is a retrocochlear component to auditory fatigue when it is induced by low-level sounds of short duration.