Development of the Swine as a Large Animal Model for Noise Research,
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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This report describes an attempt to develop the swine as a large animal model to be used in research on noise induced hearing loss. Animals were trained to perform in a yes-no signal detection paradigm for heat as a positive reinforcement. Results indicate that the animals can learn this task however, the method failed to produce an audiogram. This was attributed to a failure to induce an adequate motivational level in the subjects.
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