Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska

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The aim of this study, which was performed in the framework of the European project EMFnEAR, was to investigate the potential effects of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS, also known as 3G) exposure at a high specific absorption rate (SAR) on the human auditory system. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear disorders.(More)
OBJECTIVES It is known that some industrial organic solvents are ototoxic. This study was aimed at evaluating the hearing effects of a mixture of organic solvents alone or in combination with noise on employees in paint and lacquer enterprises. The concentration of solvents was below the occupational exposure limits (OEL) for most of the subjects. METHODS(More)
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most important occupational health hazards. Millions of people worldwide are exposed daily to harmful levels of noise. NIHL is a complex disease resulting from an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Although the environmental risk factors have been studied extensively, little is known about(More)
Abstract The European project EMFnEAR was undertaken to assess potential changes in human auditory function after a short-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation produced by UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) mobile phones. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was assessed(More)
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex disease that results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Over the last 10 years there has been a great increase in association studies trying to identify the susceptibility genes for NIHL in humans. They were conducted based on the candidate gene approach and comprised predominantly the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate hearing loss among workers exposed to styrene, alone or with noise. DESIGN This cross-sectional study was conducted as part of NoiseChem, a European Commission 5th Framework Programme research project, by occupational health institutes in Finland, Sweden, and Poland. STUDY SAMPLE Participants' ages(More)
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is an important occupational hazard that results from an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Although the environmental risk factors have been studied quite extensively, little is known about the genetic factors. On the basis of multiple studies, it was proposed that oxidative stress plays an important(More)
The mandate of the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN) is to promote a high level of scientific research concerning all aspects of noise-induced effects on human beings and animals. In this review, ICBEN team chairs and co-chairs summarize relevant findings, publications, developments, and policies related to the biological(More)
UNLABELLED Tinnitus is defined as a perception of sound in the absence of an external acoustic stimulus. Several factors are known to influence tinnitus, e.g. hearing loss, noise exposure, age, and hypertension. As only certain individuals develop tinnitus in the presence of the above risks and in approximately 50% of cases tinnitus is not attributed to any(More)
It is very difficult to distinguish between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and other diseases with cochlear hearing loss by the means of conventional audiometric tests. Otoacoustic emission measurement is a relatively new tool for assessing the inner ear function. It gives an opportunity of monitoring the status of the outer hair cells, the(More)