occupational hearing loss

noise-induced hearing loss

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

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.

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.

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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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.
Market Analysis III-1 Current and Future Analysis III-1 Rise in Employment levels to Boost HPD Demand III-1 Hearing Loss- Statistical Facts III-2 Table 13: Number of Individuals with Hearing Loss in the US in Different Age Groups (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 Table 14: Occurrence of Occupational Hearing Loss in the US (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Hearing Loss Cases by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Industrial Hearing Protection Market: Highly Competitive III-4 Table 15: Leading Players in the US Hearing Protection Devices Market (2014E) (includes corresponding Graph/ Chart) III-4 Product Introductions/Innovations III-4 Key Players III-5 B.
Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and other legislation enacted to help prevent occupational hearing loss, noise-induced hearing impairment still occurs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related illness in the United States.
Occupational hearing loss is the most common industrial illness in Europe, with 35 million exposed to dangerous noise levels.
An employee also can sue for his occupational hearing loss.
on preventing occupational hearing loss, review the comments it has received on the issue, consult with experts from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Academy of Engineering, and start "robust" outreach and compliance assistance efforts.
They address the characteristics and demographics that influence hearing health care in these nations and barriers to service delivery, the education and practice of audiology internationally, screening for hearing loss, diagnostic assessment, hearing aid provision, educational and school- based services, cultural sensitivity in counseling, and occupational hearing loss, ending with an annotated list of web resources.
A person with occupational hearing loss often will have difficulty distinguishing between words.
While occupational hearing loss may result from an acute traumatic injury, it is far more likely to develop gradually as a result of chronic exposure to noise.
With the exception of provisions related to occupational hearing loss and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the bulk of OSHA's new record keeping rules went into effect January 1 and affect approximately one million business establishments-including some in the nonwovens industry.

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