Temporary threshold shift (TTS) and permanent threshold shift (PTS) may follow prolonged noise exposure. Several reports suggest that noise-induced damage to the cochlea may be related to the activity of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Drugs that scavenge or block ROS formation also protect the cochlea. Guinea pigs, treated with allopurinol, were exposed to white noise (120 dB SPL) or impulse noise (114 dB SPL) for 2 and 5 h. The protective effect of allopurinol was confirmed, but, at these levels of sound, it was present only after noise exposure up to 2 h. This study also offers evidence suggesting that allopurinol does not influence the establishment of PTS.

Effect over time of allopurinol on noise-induced hearing loss in guinea pigs.

FRANZE', Annamaria;SEQUINO, LUIGI;SAULINO, CLAUDIO;MARCIANO, ELIO
2003

Abstract

Temporary threshold shift (TTS) and permanent threshold shift (PTS) may follow prolonged noise exposure. Several reports suggest that noise-induced damage to the cochlea may be related to the activity of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Drugs that scavenge or block ROS formation also protect the cochlea. Guinea pigs, treated with allopurinol, were exposed to white noise (120 dB SPL) or impulse noise (114 dB SPL) for 2 and 5 h. The protective effect of allopurinol was confirmed, but, at these levels of sound, it was present only after noise exposure up to 2 h. This study also offers evidence suggesting that allopurinol does not influence the establishment of PTS.
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