occupational hearing loss

noise-induced hearing loss

sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.
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occupational hearing loss

Audiology A ↓ in auditory discrimination linked to prolonged exposure to excess noise in the workplace caused by various machines–eg, airline industry, automotive repair, construction, entertainment, in an occupational setting. See Hearing loss, Noise-induced hearing loss.
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noise-in·duced hear·ing loss

(noyz-in-dūst' hēr'ing laws)
Sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.
Synonym(s): boilermaker's hearing loss, industrial hearing loss, occupational hearing loss.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

occupational hearing loss

Damage to hearing as a result of sustained high levels of noise or vibration, or exposure to agents such as organic solvents that have a direct toxic effect on the hair cell mechanism of the inner ears. Noise and such toxic agents can potentiate each other in producing permanent hearing loss.
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Occupational hearing loss includes acoustic traumatic injury and Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and can be partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears as the result of ones employment.
His product, Coclaire Industries, helps prevent occupational hearing loss.
An American study suggests that hearing loss is the third commonest chronic physical condition in the United States, more prevalent than diabetes or cancer, and occupational hearing loss, mostly caused by exposure to high noise levels is the commonest occupational disease in the United States [11].
Objective: To assess occupational hearing loss among the workers of a manufacturing industry at Bahawalpur.
The Department of Defense (DOD) HCP [2] provides specific guidance for service branches in an effort to mitigate occupational hearing loss; however, it does not specifically address unique noise exposures observed in the theater of war.
I was also to take histories of previous occupational noise exposure, do individual hearing tests, attempt to identify any historic hearing loss and report any issues pertinent to any occupational hearing loss.
(7) The present article reviews types of hearing loss, discusses occupational hearing loss, and provides an update on hearing loss in instrumentalists and singers.
Noise is not the only source of occupational hearing loss; exposure to chemicals such as aromatic solvents and metals including lead, arsenic and mercury can also cause hearing loss.
Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and other legislation enacted to help prevent occupational hearing loss, noise-induced hearing impairment still occurs.

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