Acute Acoustic Trauma among Soldiers during an Intense Combat.

  title={Acute Acoustic Trauma among Soldiers during an Intense Combat.},
  author={Noam Yehudai and Nir Fink and Manor Shpriz and Tal Marom},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  volume={28 5},
BACKGROUND During military actions, soldiers are constantly exposed to various forms of potentially harmful noises. Acute acoustic trauma (AAT) results from an impact, unexpected intense noise ≥140 dB, which generates a high-energy sound wave that can damage the auditory system. PURPOSE We sought to characterize AAT injuries among military personnel during operation "Protective Edge," to analyze the effectiveness of hearing protection devices (HPDs), and to evaluate the benefit of steroid… CONTINUE READING