volume 49, issue 2-3, P331-340 1988
DOI: 10.1016/0300-483x(88)90016-9
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Abstract: Subchronic exposure to styrene has been reported to produce high-frequency hearing loss in rats. In humans, hearing thresholds for higher frequencies (greater than 8 kHz) are also more vulnerable to ototoxic drugs than those at lower frequencies. Since hearing loss at frequencies above 8 kHz does not seem to play a role in speech processing, hearing loss at frequencies above 8 kHz in workers exposed to styrene or other solvents might easily escape detection. Therefore, hearing thresholds were evaluated at freq…

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