noise induced hearing loss

Summary

Summary: Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.

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  1. Daniel E. Noise and hearing loss: a review. J Sch Health. 2007;77:225-31 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this article is to review modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, comorbidity, and the role of health education in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss...
  2. Jansen E, Helleman H, Dreschler W, de Laat J. Noise induced hearing loss and other hearing complaints among musicians of symphony orchestras. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2009;82:153-64 pubmed publisher
    ..with regard to hearing, noise, and noise related hearing problems (2) Do patterns of hearing damage differ for different instrument types (3) Do OAE have an added value in the diagnosis of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in musicians.
  3. Coleman J, Kopke R, Liu J, Ge X, Harper E, Jones G, et al. Pharmacological rescue of noise induced hearing loss using N-acetylcysteine and acetyl-L-carnitine. Hear Res. 2007;226:104-13 pubmed
    ..It may be possible to obtain a greater therapeutic effect using these agents in combination or at higher doses or for a longer period of time to address the secondary oxidative events occurring 7-10 days after acute noise exposure...
  4. Van Eyken E, Van Laer L, Fransen E, Topsakal V, Hendrickx J, Demeester K, et al. The contribution of GJB2 (Connexin 26) 35delG to age-related hearing impairment and noise-induced hearing loss. Otol Neurotol. 2007;28:970-5 pubmed
    ..The common GJB2 (Connexin 26) 35delG mutation might contribute to the development of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)...
  5. Konings A, Van Laer L, Van Camp G. Genetic studies on noise-induced hearing loss: a review. Ear Hear. 2009;30:151-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we discuss the general properties of NIHL and mainly focus on the results of these first genetic association studies for NIHL...
  6. Kil J, Pierce C, Tran H, Gu R, Lynch E. Ebselen treatment reduces noise induced hearing loss via the mimicry and induction of glutathione peroxidase. Hear Res. 2007;226:44-51 pubmed
    Previous studies indicate that noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) involves a decrease in glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and a subsequent loss of outer hair cells (OHC)...
  7. Fetoni A, Piacentini R, Fiorita A, Paludetti G, Troiani D. Water-soluble Coenzyme Q10 formulation (Q-ter) promotes outer hair cell survival in a guinea pig model of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Brain Res. 2009;1257:108-16 pubmed publisher
    The mitochondrial respiratory chain is a powerful source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) also in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and anti-oxidants and free-radicals scavengers have been shown to attenuate the damage...
  8. Gates G, Schmid P, Kujawa S, Nam B, D AGOSTINO R. Longitudinal threshold changes in older men with audiometric notches. Hear Res. 2000;141:220-8 pubmed
    ..The mechanism for this finding is unknown but presumably results from prior noise-induced damage to the cochlea...
  9. Laitinen H. Factors affecting the use of hearing protectors among classical music players. Noise Health. 2005;7:21-9 pubmed
    ..Symptoms increased usage rate, but the usage levels are still far from ideal. Motivation and training is needed to improve hearing protector use among musicians...

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  1. Fligor B, Cox L. Output levels of commercially available portable compact disc players and the potential risk to hearing. Ear Hear. 2004;25:513-27 pubmed
    ..To measure the sound levels generated by the headphones of commercially available portable compact disc players and provide hearing healthcare providers with safety guidelines based on a theoretical noise dose model...
  2. Minja B, Moshi N, Riwa P. Noise induced hearing loss among industrial workers in Dar es Salaam. East Afr Med J. 2003;80:298-302 pubmed
  3. Kerr M, Lusk S, Ronis D. Explaining Mexican American workers' hearing protection use with the health promotion model. Nurs Res. 2002;51:100-9 pubmed
    ..Mexican American workers are vulnerable to noise-induced hearing loss, the most common occupational disease in the United States...
  4. Karlidag T, Yalcin S, Ozturk A, Ustundag B, Gok U, Kaygusuz I, et al. The role of free oxygen radicals in noise induced hearing loss: effects of melatonin and methylprednisolone. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2002;29:147-52 pubmed
  5. Kaygusuz I, Ozturk A, Ustundag B, Yalcin S. Role of free oxygen radicals in noise-related hearing impairment. Hear Res. 2001;162:43-7 pubmed
    ..05), also, the difference was significant between group I and II (P<0.05). Accordingly, it is suggested that free oxygen radicals may take a role in noise-related hearing impairment...
  6. Niskar A, Kieszak S, Holmes A, Esteban E, Rubin C, Brody D. Estimated prevalence of noise-induced hearing threshold shifts among children 6 to 19 years of age: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994, United States. Pediatrics. 2001;108:40-3 pubmed
    ..Among children, NITS can be a progressive problem with continued exposure to excessive noise, which can lead to high-frequency sound discrimination difficulties (eg, speech consonants and whistles)...
  7. Lusk S, Ronis D, Kazanis A, Eakin B, Hong O, Raymond D. Effectiveness of a tailored intervention to increase factory workers' use of hearing protection. Nurs Res. 2003;52:289-95 pubmed
    ..Previous research has shown that workers do not always use HPDs when required; therefore, it is essential that workers assume personal responsibility for preventing NIHL by increasing their use of HPDs...
  8. Palmer K, Griffin M, Syddall H, Coggon D. Cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to noise, and self reported hearing difficulties. Occup Environ Med. 2004;61:340-4 pubmed
    ..To explore the interaction of smoking and occupational exposure to noise as risk factors for hearing difficulty in the general population...
  9. Perez R, Freeman S, Sohmer H. Effect of an initial noise induced hearing loss on subsequent noise induced hearing loss. Hear Res. 2004;192:101-6 pubmed
    The effect of previous noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) on subsequent NIHL was studied in rats. Three groups of animals were initially exposed to different durations of 113 dB SPL broad band noise (21 days, 3 days or 0 days--unexposed)...
  10. Patel D, Witte K, Zuckerman C, Murray Johnson L, Orrego V, Maxfield A, et al. Understanding barriers to preventive health actions for occupational noise-induced hearing loss. J Health Commun. 2001;6:155-68 pubmed
    ..Further analysis suggests that the environmental factors, rather than individual variables, more strongly influence decisions against protective actions. Recommendations and practical implications are offered...
  11. Kujawa S, Liberman M. Acceleration of age-related hearing loss by early noise exposure: evidence of a misspent youth. J Neurosci. 2006;26:2115-23 pubmed
    ..Data suggest that pathologic but sublethal changes initiated by early noise exposure render the inner ears significantly more vulnerable to aging...
  12. Van Laer L, Carlsson P, Ottschytsch N, Bondeson M, Konings A, Vandevelde A, et al. The contribution of genes involved in potassium-recycling in the inner ear to noise-induced hearing loss. Hum Mutat. 2006;27:786-95 pubmed
    ..85N channels (i.e., the voltage at which 50% of the channels are open) differed from that of wild-type channels. Further genetic and physiological studies will be necessary to confirm these findings...
  13. McBride D, Williams S. Audiometric notch as a sign of noise induced hearing loss. Occup Environ Med. 2001;58:46-51 pubmed
    To investigate the relation between different types of exposure to noise and a classic sign of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), the audiometric notch.
  14. Mizoue T, Miyamoto T, Shimizu T. Combined effect of smoking and occupational exposure to noise on hearing loss in steel factory workers. Occup Environ Med. 2003;60:56-9 pubmed
    ..Evidence has accumulated concerning the adverse effects of smoking on hearing acuity, but it is not clear whether smoking modifies the association between exposure to noise and hearing loss...
  15. Bray A, Szymanski M, Mills R. Noise induced hearing loss in dance music disc jockeys and an examination of sound levels in nightclubs. J Laryngol Otol. 2004;118:123-8 pubmed
    ..It can be concluded that DJs are at substantial risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss and noise exposure in nightclubs frequently exceeds safe levels...
  16. Fraenkel R, Freeman S, Sohmer H. Use of ABR threshold and OAEs in detection of noise induced hearing loss. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;14:95-118 pubmed
    To determine which measure is the most sensitive to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL): auditory nerve brainstem response (ABR), distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) or transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE), and how to ..
  17. Schmuzigert N, Fostiropoulos K, Probst R. Long-term assessment of auditory changes resulting from a single noise exposure associated with non-occupational activities. Int J Audiol. 2006;45:46-54 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the majority of the subjects from both groups reported tinnitus and hypersensitivity to sound at follow-up, but with minimal impact on their lives...
  18. Nelson D, Nelson R, Concha Barrientos M, Fingerhut M. The global burden of occupational noise-induced hearing loss. Am J Ind Med. 2005;48:446-58 pubmed
    ..Excessive noise is a global occupational health hazard with considerable social and physiological impacts, including noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This paper describes the worldwide morbidity of occupational NIHL in the year 2000...
  19. Chen G. Effect of hypoxia on noise-induced auditory impairment. Hear Res. 2002;172:186-95 pubmed
    ..10% O(2) exposure significantly potentiated NIHL and 18% O(2) exposure also showed an evident NIHL potentiation. This suggests that people suffering from hypoxia may have increased risk to noise trauma...
  20. Ferrite S, Santana V. Joint effects of smoking, noise exposure and age on hearing loss. Occup Med (Lond). 2005;55:48-53 pubmed
    ..Smoking has been shown to have adverse effects on hearing, but it's unclear whether smoking interacts with known causes of hearing loss such as noise exposure and ageing...
  21. Blakenburg J, Both C, Borstlap W, Van Damme P. [Sound levels of the Piezosurgery. Risk of permanent damage to hearing]. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 2007;114:451-4 pubmed
    ..5 hours per day implies no risk of permanent damage to hearing. This means that the risk in the case of Piezosurgery is somewhat lower than that of conventional drilling devices. ..
  22. Yankaskas K, Fischer R, Spence J, Komrower J. Engineering out the noise. Hear Res. 2017;349:37-41 pubmed publisher
    The US Navy, through an Office of Naval Research (ONR) lead effort on Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), is investigating methods and techniques to mitigate hearing loss for the crews and warfighters...
  23. Rabinowitz P, Galusha D, Dixon Ernst C, Slade M, Cullen M. Do ambient noise exposure levels predict hearing loss in a modern industrial cohort?. Occup Environ Med. 2007;64:53-9 pubmed
    ..To further reduce rates of occupational hearing loss, hearing conservation programmes may require innovative approaches targeting workers with noise exposures close to 85 dBA. ..
  24. Lee H, Kim S, Jung J, Oh S, Kong S, Lee I. Clinical and audiological characteristics of 1000Hz audiometric notch patients. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017;38:521-525 pubmed publisher
    ..We have defined a new clinical entity of 1kHz hearing loss in patients, defined as the c3-dip, which was clinically and audiologically distinct from the c5-dip. Further study is needed to clarify this new entity of hearing loss. ..
  25. Levin J, Curry W, Shepherd S, Nalbone J, Nonnenmann M. Hearing Loss and Noise Exposure Among Commercial Fishermen in the Gulf Coast. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58:306-13 pubmed publisher
    ..HI was significantly associated with age, but not with years fishing. Commercial fishermen in the Gulf may be at a considerable risk of occupational NIHL and would benefit from hearing conservation programs. ..
  26. Sautter N, Shick E, Ransohoff R, Charo I, Hirose K. CC chemokine receptor 2 is protective against noise-induced hair cell death: studies in CX3CR1(+/GFP) mice. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2006;7:361-72 pubmed
    ..Possible mechanisms of neuroprotection by CCR2 are discussed. ..
  27. Murillo I. [How does noise affect us? In our health, life styles and environs]. Rev Enferm. 2007;30:13-6, 18-20 pubmed
    ..The author also describes how noise affects our organism, habits, life styles, society, working environment and health. The author finishes by providing some current preventive measures and some recommendations to avoid this pollutant. ..
  28. Rose A, Ebert C, Prazma J, Pillsbury H. Noise exposure levels in stock car auto racing. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008;87:689-92 pubmed
    ..Alhough hearing protection is recommended, particularly for track employees with longer periods of exposure, racing fans with only occasional exposure to such noise levels are unlikely to develop a permanent noise-induced hearing loss. ..
  29. Fritsch M. Decibel levels during extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary stones. J Laryngol Otol. 2008;122:1305-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Sound levels ranged between 68 and 80 dB during treatment sessions, for both the lithotriptor operator and the patient. During routine use, no acoustic trauma is incurred by either the lithotriptor operator or the patient. ..
  30. Achutan C, Tubbs R. A task-based assessment of noise levels at a swine confinement. J Agromedicine. 2007;12:55-65 pubmed
    ..Employees who exceed the OSHA AL are required to be enrolled in a hearing conservation program. ..
  31. Gopal K. Audiological findings in individuals exposed to organic solvents: case studies. Noise Health. 2008;10:74-82 pubmed
    ..The auditory test battery approach used in this study appears to be valuable in evaluating the pathological conditions of the CANS in solvent-exposed individuals. ..
  32. Jokitulppo J, Toivonen M, Pääkkönen R, Savolainen S, Björk E, Lehtomäki K. Military and leisure-time noise exposure and hearing thresholds of Finnish conscripts. Mil Med. 2008;173:906-12 pubmed
    ..During military service, permanent hearing loss of > 20 dB in the frequency range of 0.5 to 8 kHz increased from 19 to 27% among the conscripts. ..
  33. Thepaksorn P, Koizumi A, Harada K, Siriwong W, Neitzel R. Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Defects among Sawmill Workers in the South of Thailand. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2017;:1-23 pubmed publisher
    ..21). Workers who aged more than 25 years old had significantly higher risks for NIHL (OR=3.51-12.42) than workers less than 25 years old. Sawing workers had higher risk than the office workers for NIHL (OR=3.07)...
  34. Bhagat S, Davis A. Modification of otoacoustic emissions following ear-level exposure to MP3 player music. Int J Audiol. 2008;47:751-60 pubmed publisher
    ..The results for the exposure conditions explored in this study indicate that changes in otoacoustic emissions may precede the development of music-induced hearing threshold shifts. ..
  35. Achutan C, Tubbs R. Noise exposures during potato processing and manufacture of animal feed. J Agric Saf Health. 2007;13:367-74 pubmed
    ..The facility has a well-managed hearing conservation program for employees in the potato processing area, but not in the alfalfa manufacturing area. ..
  36. Smith M, Coffin A, Miller D, Popper A. Anatomical and functional recovery of the goldfish (Carassius auratus) ear following noise exposure. J Exp Biol. 2006;209:4193-202 pubmed
  37. Chou Y, Lai J, Kuo H. Effects of shift work on noise-induced hearing loss. Noise Health. 2009;11:185-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, working a 12-hour shift followed by a day off is best for workers and hearing protection should be provided in high noise areas. ..
  38. Maison S, Parker L, Young L, Adelman J, Zuo J, Liberman M. Overexpression of SK2 channels enhances efferent suppression of cochlear responses without enhancing noise resistance. J Neurophysiol. 2007;97:2930-6 pubmed
  39. Solecki L. [Relationship between the level of total exposure to noise among private farmers and the degree of hearing loss]. Med Pr. 2008;59:149-58 pubmed
    ..The results of the study allow predicting the upward tendency to hearing loss during occupational noise exposure of farmers to. ..
  40. Alkharabsheh A, Xiong F, Xiong B, Manohar S, Chen G, Salvi R, et al. Early age noise exposure increases loudness perception - A novel animal model of hyperacusis. Hear Res. 2017;347:11-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results are consistent with clinical reports suggesting that hearing loss at an early age is a significant risk factor for hyperacusis. ..
  41. Sun Y, Yu J, Lin X, Tang W. Inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 by NS398 attenuates noise-induced hearing loss in mice. Sci Rep. 2016;6:22573 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that Cox-2 is involved in the pathogenesis of NIHL; and pharmacological inhibition of Cox-2 has considerable therapeutic potential in NIHL. ..
  42. Fernandez E, Ohlemiller K, Gagnon P, Clark W. Protection against noise-induced hearing loss in young CBA/J mice by low-dose kanamycin. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2010;11:235-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Repeated kanamycin exposure may establish a preconditioned protective state, the molecular bases of which remain to be determined. ..
  43. Martínez Wbaldo M, Soto Vázquez C, Ferre Calacich I, Zambrano Sánchez E, Noguez Trejo L, Poblano A. Sensorineural hearing loss in high school teenagers in Mexico City and its relationship with recreational noise. Cad Saude Publica. 2009;25:2553-61 pubmed
    ..The high frequency of hearing loss in high school students from one Mexico City school (nearly one fifth of the sample) was found to be related to noise exposure mainly during recreational activities. ..
  44. Sweeney D, Slagley J, Smith D. Insertion loss of noise barriers on an aboveground, full-scale model longwall coal mining shearer. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2010;7:272-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Estimated insertion loss underground was 1.7 to 7.3 dBA. The barrier should be tested in an underground mining operation to determine if it can reduce shearer operators' noise exposure to below regulatory limits. ..
  45. Zivić L, Ignjatovic S, Terzić N, Jakovljevic V, Zivić D, Djonović N. [Comparative analysis of audiometric and impedancemetric findings in workers exposed to the effects of various duration industrial noise]. Vojnosanit Pregl. 2010;67:229-35 pubmed
    ..The less hearing field between threshold hearing and threshold acustic reflex is, the less capabilities of hearing perception due to the occurrence of recrutment. ..
  46. Rich A, Xie R, Manis P. Hearing loss alters quantal release at cochlear nucleus stellate cells. Laryngoscope. 2010;120:2047-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results also suggest that hearing loss may have different effects at auditory nerve synapses on bushy and stellate cells in the VCN. ..
  47. Fetoni A, Eramo S, Paciello F, Rolesi R, Samengo D, Paludetti G, et al. The redox protein p66(shc) mediates cochlear vascular dysfunction and transient noise-induced hearing loss. Sci Rep. 2016;6:25450 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, we have identified a pivotal role for p66(shc) -induced vascular dysfunction in a common pathogenic cascade shared by noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. ..
  48. Holmes A, Widén S, Erlandsson S, Carver C, White L. Perceived hearing status and attitudes toward noise in young adults. Am J Audiol. 2007;16:S182-9 pubmed
    ..Over 20% of participants reported ear pain, tinnitus, and/or TTS after noise exposure at least sometimes. Coincidentally, few participants reported consistent use of hearing protection. ..
  49. Danhauer J, Johnson C, Byrd A, DeGood L, Meuel C, Pecile A, et al. Survey of college students on iPod use and hearing health. J Am Acad Audiol. 2009;20:5-27; quiz 83-4 pubmed
    ..Earlier studies have documented PLD use by teenagers and adults, but omitted college students, which represent a large segment of individuals who use these devices...
  50. Murai N, Kirkegaard M, Jarlebark L, Risling M, Suneson A, Ulfendahl M. Activation of JNK in the inner ear following impulse noise exposure. J Neurotrauma. 2008;25:72-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that JNK activation following impulse noise exposure may not always be related to cell death, and conversely, some cells may die through JNK-independent signaling...
  51. Rogers B, Meyer D, Summey C, Scheessele D, Atwell T, Ostendorf J, et al. What makes a successful hearing conservation program?. AAOHN J. 2009;57:321-35; quiz 336-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This article discusses components of an effective hearing conservation program, and the roles and functions of interdisciplinary team members in making a hearing conservation program successful...
  52. Gonçalves C, Mota P, Marques J. Noise and age: influence on the hearing of individuals with ages between 50-70 years. Pro Fono. 2009;21:57-62 pubmed
    ..Age and exposure to noise are among the factors that may cause hearing loss in adults. Both of these factors are considered additives once their combined effects can cause damage to the hair cells of the organ of Corti...
  53. Murphy W, Tubbs R. Assessment of noise exposure for indoor and outdoor firing ranges. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2007;4:688-97 pubmed
    ..The earplugs, ear muffs, and customized SWAT team hearing protectors provided between 25 and 35 dB of peak reduction. Double hearing protection (plugs plus muffs) added 15-20 dB of peak reduction...
  54. Schuck J, Smith M. Cell proliferation follows acoustically-induced hair cell bundle loss in the zebrafish saccule. Hear Res. 2009;253:67-76 pubmed publisher
    ..This study establishes a time course of hair cell bundle regeneration in the zebrafish inner ear and demonstrates that cell proliferation is associated with the regenerative process...
  55. Wu H, Hsu C, Cheng T, Guo Y. N-acetylcysteine attenuates noise-induced permanent hearing loss in diabetic rats. Hear Res. 2010;267:71-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrated that diabetics were prone to developing more severe NIHL than non-diabetics and that NAC could preserve most OHCs and attenuate the permanent noise-induced hearing loss in both groups...
  56. Yang M, Tan H, Yang Q, Wang F, Yao H, Wei Q, et al. Association of hsp70 polymorphisms with risk of noise-induced hearing loss in Chinese automobile workers. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2006;11:233-9 pubmed
    ..67; 95% confidence interval, 1.13-6.27). Seven of the NIHL patients had Hap6, but none of the controls had this haplotype. Our results suggest that some haplotypes of the hsp70 genes may be associated with a higher susceptibility to NIHL...
  57. Canlon B, Meltser I, Johansson P, Tahera Y. Glucocorticoid receptors modulate auditory sensitivity to acoustic trauma. Hear Res. 2007;226:61-9 pubmed
  58. Joubert D. Hearing loss in recreational shooters in Central Queensland: a pilot study. Aust J Rural Health. 2006;14:164-6 pubmed
  59. Torre P. Young adults' use and output level settings of personal music systems. Ear Hear. 2008;29:791-9 pubmed publisher
    ..A second purpose of this study was to measure the dB SPL in the ear canal of young adults while they blindly set the volume of a personal music system to four settings...
  60. Darrow K, Maison S, Liberman M. Selective removal of lateral olivocochlear efferents increases vulnerability to acute acoustic injury. J Neurophysiol. 2007;97:1775-85 pubmed
    ..These findings suggest that the LOC modulates cochlear nerve excitability and protects the cochlea from neural damage in acute acoustic injury...
  61. Goldman B, Sheppard L, Kujawa S, Seixas N. Modeling distortion product otoacoustic emission input/output functions using segmented regression. J Acoust Soc Am. 2006;120:2764-76 pubmed
    ..The potential for this method to yield more sensitive metrics of hearing function and compromise is discussed...
  62. Crumling M, Saunders J. Tonotopic distribution of short-term adaptation properties in the cochlear nerve of normal and acoustically overexposed chicks. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2007;8:54-68 pubmed
    ..The results imply that an increase in readily releasable pool size might be a compensatory mechanism ensuring the strength of the hair cell afferent synapse in the face of ongoing acoustic stress...
  63. Massardier Pilonchery A, Duclos J. [How should a noise-related occupational disease be declared?]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2008;125:105-8 pubmed publisher
  64. Fakhry N, Rostain J, Cazals Y. Hyperbaric oxygenation with corticoid in experimental acoustic trauma. Hear Res. 2007;230:88-92 pubmed
    ..Hearing loss reduction induced by HBO combined with corticoid was of similar magnitude (about 10-15 dB) as in previous studies although the induced hearing loss was considerably greater (about 40 dB instead of 20-25 dB)...
  65. Yildirim I, Kilinc M, Okur E, Inanc Tolun F, Kilic M, Kurutas E, et al. The effects of noise on hearing and oxidative stress in textile workers. Ind Health. 2007;45:743-9 pubmed
    ..The fact that noise both causes hearing loss and increases oxidative stress suggests that there may be a relationship between the oxidative stress and hearing loss. But, further studies are needed in order to verify this opinion...
  66. Fernandez M, Bartholomew L, Alterman T. Planning a multilevel intervention to prevent hearing loss among farmworkers and managers: a systematic approach. J Agric Saf Health. 2009;15:49-74 pubmed
    ..Theoretical methods and practical strategies, including program materials and activities, are then delineated...
  67. Zheng Y, Giguère C, Laroche C, Sabourin C, Gagné A, Elyea M. A psychoacoustical model for specifying the level and spectrum of acoustic warning signals in the workplace. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2007;4:87-98 pubmed
  68. Lu J, Cheng X, Li Y, Zeng L, Zhao Y. Evaluation of individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss in textile workers in China. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2005;60:287-94 pubmed
    ..With their model-based procedure, the authors were able to identify individuals susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss from subjects with heterogeneous noise exposures...
  69. Rawool V, Colligon Wayne L. Auditory lifestyles and beliefs related to hearing loss among college students in the USA. Noise Health. 2008;10:1-10 pubmed
    ..Possible strategies could include improved education, experience with simulated hearing loss for extended periods and availability of cosmetically appealing or invisible HPDs with uniform attenuation across the frequency range...
  70. Murillo Cuesta S, Contreras J, Zurita E, Cediel R, Cantero M, Varela Nieto I, et al. Melanin precursors prevent premature age-related and noise-induced hearing loss in albino mice. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2010;23:72-83 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that melanin precursors, such as L-DOPA, have a protective role in the mammalian cochlea in age-related and noise-induced hearing loss...
  71. Yamashita D, Shiotani A, Kanzaki S, Nakagawa M, Ogawa K. Neuroprotective effects of T-817MA against noise-induced hearing loss. Neurosci Res. 2008;61:38-42 pubmed publisher
    ..T-817MA significantly reduced threshold deficits and hair cell death. These results suggest T-817MA reduces noise-induced hearing loss and cochlear damage, suggesting functional and morphological protection...
  72. McCullagh M, Robertson C. Too late smart: farmers' adoption of self-protective behaviors in response to exposure to hazardous noise. AAOHN J. 2009;57:99-105 pubmed
    ..Findings from this study will be used to form the foundation for future studies aimed at developing and testing an intervention to increase HPD use and decrease rates of NIHL among farmers...
  73. Tunay M, Melemez K. Noise induced hearing loss of forest workers in Turkey. Pak J Biol Sci. 2008;11:2144-8 pubmed
  74. Wang X, Jen P, Wu F, Chen Q. Preceding weak noise sharpens the frequency tuning and elevates the response threshold of the mouse inferior collicular neurons through GABAergic inhibition. Brain Res. 2007;1167:80-91 pubmed
    ..These data indicate that in the real world the ambient noise may improve frequency sensitivity of IC neurons through GABAergic inhibition while inevitably decrease the frequency response range and sensitivity of IC neurons...
  75. Bielefeld E, Hynes S, Pryznosch D, Liu J, Coleman J, Henderson D. A comparison of the protective effects of systemic administration of a pro-glutathione drug and a Src-PTK inhibitor against noise-induced hearing loss. Noise Health. 2005;7:24-30 pubmed
    ..There were no significant side effects (i.e.: appetite loss, weight loss, lethargy, etc.) related to either of the drug treatments. KX1-004 produced at least as much protection as L-NAC, but at a significantly lower concentration...
  76. Mom T. [Otoacoustic emissions in clinical and surgical practice]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2007;124:80-9 pubmed
    ..However, outside screening, OAEs are only rarely used in clinical practice. The objective of this paper was to show their vast clinical utility...
  77. Ohlemiller K, Gagnon P. Genetic dependence of cochlear cells and structures injured by noise. Hear Res. 2007;224:34-50 pubmed
    ..Even within species, cellular targets of acute and permanent cochlear noise injury may vary with genetic makeup...
  78. Narozny W. [The influence of glucocorticoids on the view of chicken's inner ear damage after exposure to wide-band-noise]. Otolaryngol Pol. 2006;60:587-92 pubmed
    ..We observed that new "young" hair cells reappeared at the sensory epithelium on the 7th day after the end of exposure. Regenerated hair cells have immature, short and thick cilia and small apical surface area...
  79. Le Prell C, Yamashita D, Minami S, Yamasoba T, Miller J. Mechanisms of noise-induced hearing loss indicate multiple methods of prevention. Hear Res. 2007;226:22-43 pubmed
    ..Finding safe and effective interventions that attenuate NIHL will provide a compelling scientific rationale to justify human trials to eliminate this single major cause of acquired hearing loss...
  80. Bessette R. Solving noise hazards of railroads. Occup Health Saf. 2008;77:100, 102, 104 pubmed
  81. Rubak T, Kock S, Koefoed Nielsen B, Lund S, Bonde J, Kolstad H. The risk of tinnitus following occupational noise exposure in workers with hearing loss or normal hearing. Int J Audiol. 2008;47:109-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore our data indicates no risk of noise-induced tinnitus at exposure levels where no hearing loss would be expected, e.g. as usually encountered in non-industrial workplaces...