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Occupational hearing loss

  • Alternative Names

    Hearing loss - occupational


    Prevention
    • Protect your ears when you are exposed to loud noises. Wear protective ear plugs or earmuffs to protect against damage from loud equipment.
    • Be aware of risks connected with recreation such as shooting a gun, driving snowmobiles, or other similar activities.
    • Do not listen to loud music for long periods of time, including using headphones.

    References

    Lonsbury-Martin BL, Martin GK. Noise-induced hearing loss. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2010:chap 151.