Effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in rabbits

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

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.73, no.3, pp.429-436, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Humans are continuously exposed to an extremely low frequency (ELF) of 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 5.068 kV/m 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 transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) recordings.