Hearing deterioration in professional divers: an epidemiologic study.

  title={Hearing deterioration in professional divers: an epidemiologic study.},
  author={Otto Inge Molvaer and Grethe Albrektsen},
  journal={Undersea biomedical research},
  volume={17 3},
Hearing acuity was measured in 116 professional divers. After approximately 6 yr they were retested. At most frequencies, the divers had higher hearing thresholds than otologically normal subjects at the same age, both at the first and at the final examination. The divers' hearing deteriorated faster than that of the otologically normal subjects. The young divers' hearing thresholds were lower than in unscreened nondivers at comparable age, but the gap closed gradually with increasing age… CONTINUE READING

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