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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Among the manufacturing sector, the foundry industry is a leading contributor, according to report of the NIOSH Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project (2003-2012).
Objective: To assess occupational hearing loss among the workers of a manufacturing industry at Bahawalpur.
Occupational noiseinduced hearing loss: ACOEM task force on occupational hearing loss.
Attitudes towards co-workers affected by occupational hearing loss I: Questionnaire development and inquiry.
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.
Occupational hearing loss among selected farm tractor operators employed on large multiproduction farms in Poland.
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.
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most commonly encountered types of occupational hearing loss.

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