Accession Number:

ADA129694

Title:

Development of the Swine as a Large Animal Model for Noise Research,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE