Interaction of smoking and occupational noise exposure on hearing loss: a cross-sectional study.

  title={Interaction of smoking and occupational noise exposure on hearing loss: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Gholamreza Pouryaghoub and Ramin Mehrdad and Saber Mohammadi},
  journal={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Noise is the most common hazardous agent at workplaces. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) has been known since the industrial revolution. Although NIHL is permanent, irreversible and frequent, it is preventable. The economic costs of NIHL have been estimated to be about billions of dollars. Besides, cigarette smoking is a common habit worldwide, and according to some recent studies smoking and noise may act in common causal pathways for hearing loss. METHODS A cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING


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