Effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on distortion product otoacoustic emissions in rabbits


Budak B., Budak G. G. , Ozturk G. G. , MULUK N. B. , Apan A., Seyhan N.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.36, no.3, pp.255-262, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2008.04.011
  • Journal Name: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-262
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Humans are continuously exposed to extremely low frequency (ELF), electromagnetic fields (EMF), transmitted from the common Sources like power stations, electric transmission lines, communication and radio-television signal transmission units. The present study aimed to assess the effects of 50 Hz ELF-EMF of 5.068 and 10.182 kV/m electric fields, which refer to the lower and upper intensity limits beyond which hazardous effects can be observed, on the auditory functions of rabbits via Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) recordings.