The effects of intense noise exposure on hearing in the budgerigar were examined by behavioral audiometry. After binaural exposure to an intense broadband noise, auditory threshold shifts (TS) of the birds were continuously measured at frequencies between 0.125 and 8 kHz using an avoidance conditioning technique. Temporary threshold shifts (TTS) were observed at frequencies higher than 1.5 kHz and considerable permanent threshold shifts (PTS) were observed at frequencies below 1 kHz. This pattern of threshold shifts is contrary to that observed in mammals.
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- Acoustics and Ultrasonics