Age-related auditory loss in the Mongolian gerbil

Kenneth R. Henry, Michael D. McGinn, Richard A. Chole

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Mongolian gerbils were examined for auditory nerve function at five ages, ranging from 90 to 730 days postpartum. Electrocochleograms were obtained in response to tone pips at frequencies ranging from 1 to 64 kHz. An age-related threshold increase was noted at all frequencies. The pattern of auditory loss is different from that observed in the aged rat, guinea pig, and mouse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980


  • Age
  • Electrocochleogram
  • Gerbil
  • Presbycusis


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