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Adverse Effects of Noise on Hearing: Basic Mechanisms (5/1/2001 - 4/30/2007).


PB2013101742

Publication Date 2008
Personal Author Bohne, B. A.; Harding, G. W.
Page Count 22
Abstract Our studies addressed the damaging effects of workplace noise on the structure of the hearing organ, the organ of Corti (OC), and how these structural changes correlate with hearing loss. Noise is a significant problem in the lives of many individuals. NIOSH and the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimate that at least 30 million American workers are exposed to hazardous levels of occupational noise. Since the beginning of the war on terrorism, a large number of military personnel have been exposed to hazardous noise during their military service and an increasing number of them have developed noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). It has been estimated that approximately 10 million Americans have NIHL. The human costs for hearing impairment, including limited job opportunities and lost productivity, and economic costs for workers' compensation and hearing aids, add up to billions of dollars per year.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Noise pollution
  • Hearing
  • Deafness
  • Environmental exposure
  • Hearing loss
  • Military personnel
  • Monitors
  • Occupational hazards
  • Work environment
  • Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
Corporate Authors Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Dept. of General Internal Medicine.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Supplemental Notes See also PB2019-100839 (4/1/2000-9/14/2013). Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201303
Adverse Effects of Noise on Hearing: Basic Mechanisms (5/1/2001 - 4/30/2007).
Adverse Effects of Noise on Hearing: Basic Mechanisms (5/1/2001 - 4/30/2007).
PB2013101742

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Noise pollution
  • Hearing
  • Deafness
  • Environmental exposure
  • Hearing loss
  • Military personnel
  • Monitors
  • Occupational hazards
  • Work environment
  • Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
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