Encyclopedia Home / O / Occupational hearing loss

Occupational hearing loss

  • Alternative Names

    Hearing loss - occupational


    Symptoms

    The main symptom is partial or complete hearing loss. The hearing loss may get worse over time with continued exposure.

    Sometimes hearing loss is accompanied by noise in the ear (tinnitus).


    Signs and tests

    A physical examination will not usually show any specific changes. Tests that may be performed include:

    • Audiology/audiometry
    • CT scan of the head
    • Head x-ray