Noise-induced hearing loss: an occupational medicine perspective

@article{Stucken2014NoiseinducedHL,
  title={Noise-induced hearing loss: an occupational medicine perspective},
  author={Emily Z. Stucken and Robert S. Hong},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology \& Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={22},
  pages={388–393}
}
Purpose of reviewUp to 30 million workers in the United States are exposed to potentially detrimental levels of noise. Although reliable medications for minimizing or reversing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are not currently available, NIHL is entirely preventable. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of occupational NIHL. We will focus on at-risk populations and discuss prevention programs. Current prevention programs focus on reducing inner ear… 
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