Association of leisure-time noise exposure and hearing loss.

  title={Association of leisure-time noise exposure and hearing loss.},
  author={Dayna S Dalton and Karen J. Cruickshanks and Terry L Wiley and Barbara E. K. Klein and Ronald Klein and Ted S. Tweed},
  journal={Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology},
  volume={40 1},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of noisy leisure activities with hearing loss. Participants (n=3571) were examined in a population-based study of age-related hearing loss conducted in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Hearing thresholds were determined by audiometry. Hearing loss was defined as the pure-tone average of the frequencies 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 Hz greater than 25 dB HL in either ear. Information regarding exposure to leisure-time noise was obtained by… CONTINUE READING