Occupational Noise-induced Hearing Loss

MH Azizi

Abstract


Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a well-known entity in daily practice of otolaryngology. A wide variety of NIHLs are work-related. Occupational noise is the most common cause of NIHL in adults which is up to now considered incurable and the best approach to it is to utilize maximal protection. An effective noise exposure prevention program consists of identification of sources of noise and implementation of controlling measures and regulations at working environments as well as performing periodic audiologic evaluation of those who are working at noisy environments. The present paper, briefly reviews occupational NIHL mainly based on the related data available on PubMed up to early 2010.

Keywords


Noise; Hearing loss, noise-induced; Occupational diseases

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 pISSN: 2008-6520
 eISSN: 2008-6814

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