RE: Pugsley et al. (1993). Changes in hearing sensitivity following portable stereo system use. AJA, 2(3), 64–67 I’m glad to see more work being done on risk of hearing loss from abuse of portable stereo systems. How could I resist the opportunity to respond to an article that references some of my work (Lee, Senders, Gantz, & Otto, 1985)? It happens so rarely! At any rate, a ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   July 01, 1994
RE: Pugsley et al. (1993). Changes in hearing sensitivity following portable stereo system use. AJA, 2(3), 64–67
 
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  • Steven R. Otto
    House Ear Institute Los Angeles, CA
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Letter to the Editor   |   July 01, 1994
RE: Pugsley et al. (1993). Changes in hearing sensitivity following portable stereo system use. AJA, 2(3), 64–67
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 79-a. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.79b
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 79-a. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.79b
I’m glad to see more work being done on risk of hearing loss from abuse of portable stereo systems. How could I resist the opportunity to respond to an article that references some of my work (Lee, Senders, Gantz, & Otto, 1985)? It happens so rarely! At any rate, a couple of points:
While Pugsley et al.’s study failed to support the notion of temporary threshold shifts from use of personal stereos, we reported a direct relation between the magnitude of preferred listening levels and TTSs that ranged from 10 to 35 dB at up to four test frequencies. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t due to test-retest differences for audiometric thresholds.
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