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, cilt.36, ss.255-262, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.anl.2008.04.011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.255-262


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.