Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Significance: As the use of personal listening devices has increased tremendously in the past decade, noise-induced hearing loss has become a prevalent issue in today’s medical field . A prolonged listening of these devices can lead to a noise induced threshold shift, thus lowering the hearing ability of many individuals, particularly adolescents . Hearing loss can have psychosocial consequences not just for the individual patient but also for his or her relationships with friends and family members . The goal of this activity is to address these implications and provide practitioners with the means to communicate this information.
Hear today, gone tomorrow: an assessment of portable entertainment player use and hearing acuity in a community sample.
BACKGROUND Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a common but preventable disability. The purpose of this study was to assess the understanding of NIHL in a community sample in the context of exposure to portable music players, including MP3 players, and personal hearing acuity as tested with the Welch Allyn Audioscope 3. METHODS A cross-sectional convenience sample of 94 adults (18 to 65 year...متن کامل
Objective(s): Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the major cause of acquired hearing loss. Celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, is a non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) with known antioxidant and antineoplastic activity. Therefore, we monitored the extent of temporary noise- induced threshold shifts (TTS) and cochlear damage caused by high level 4- kHz noise exposure t...متن کامل
Introduction: It has been shown that low levels of pigmentation increase susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss in humans. For this reason, white populations develop more pronounced noise- induced hearing loss in comparison to black populations. Similarly, blue-eyed individuals exhibit greater temporary threshold shift than brown-eyed subjects; still, no strong correlation has been veri...متن کامل
Background: Noise-induced hearing loss is a sensorineural hearing loss, which is associated with exposure to high levels of sound. Since train drivers exposed to high noise levels and the use of hearing protection devices is relatively difficult and they also need to hear the radio communications, this study examines the hearing status of train drivers of Yazd Railway Company. Methods: This i...متن کامل
Preconditioning by the inhalation of pure oxygen protects rat’s cochlear function against noise-induced hearing loss
Background: Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is a hearing disorder that affects workers all over the world. Preconditioning with several mild or less potent stressors will effectively prevent the development of noise-induced hearing loss. This study investigated the possible preventive effects of normobaric hyperoxia preconditioning on preventing the noise-induced hearing impairm...متن کامل