Noise-induced Hearing Loss
and the Individual Susceptibility to the Noise.
If you believe you are suffering with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
after working for the NCB, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced industrial disease team.
Guerra MR, Lourenco PM, Bustamante-Teixeira MT, Alves MJ; Prevalence of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
in Metallurgical Company.
2 million children suffering from irreversible noise-induced hearing loss
in the US alone.
Therefore it appears that VWF might be a marker for increased individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss
without the vibration conferring increased risk of hearing loss from noise exposure.
However, concern is growing that children and young adults are developing noise-induced hearing loss
as a result of 'environmental' over-exposure to amplified music, especially through the use of personal music devices such as MP3 players.
12) Since OAEs directly measure the responsiveness of the outer hair cells of the cochlea, which is the primary site of the lesion in noise-induced hearing loss
, these measures can identify changes in auditory functioning before conventional measures such as pure-tone audiometry.
report in the August 2009 American Journal of Public Health that New York City subways are loud enough to increase the risk for noise-induced hearing loss
, an irreversible condition affecting about 250 million people worldwide.
Although occupational noise-induced hearing loss
is a totally preventable condition, once the damage has been done there is no way of reversing the effects.
There is no medical treatment or cure for permanent noise-induced hearing loss
Noise-induced hearing loss
associated with the workplace has been well described.
Members of a committee, made up of individuals from universities, labor organizations, and industry in the US, review research and make recommendations for respiratory disease, noise-induced hearing loss
, ground failure, and disaster prevention; the reduction of musculoskeletal and traumatic injuries; and surveillance, training, and intervention effectiveness.