Preliminary investigation into the effects of earplugs on sound transmission in the equine ear

Paul D. MacFarlane, Martina Mosing, John Burford

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Abstract

Earplugs are occasionally used to reduce horses responsiveness to noise but there performance has not been evaluated. A modified 'microphone in real ear' technique was used to quantitatively assess the effects of several earplugs on sound transmission in the external ear of equine cadavers. Significant variations in the performance of the earplugs tested were identified. These results may affect the selection of earplugs for clinical use and should inform the design of future investigations into the clinical utility of earplugs in horses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalPferdeheilkunde
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Earplug
  • Reduction
  • RMSA
  • Sound
  • Transmission

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