BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Relation between Body Structure and Hearing during Soft Tissue Auditory Stimulation

Figure 2

(a) shows the relation between BMI and lowest point on the soft tissue one centimeter to the side of the spine (expressed as vertebra level defined at bottom of figure) at which auditory sensation was elicited in response to 2.0 kHz tones at 60 dB SL in 10 normal male subjects. The point on the graph at BMI 22/L4 represents two points with identical values. The Spearman rank order correlation coefficient for this relation was 0.70. (b) shows the relation between percent of body fat and lowest point () in males.

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