Research Paper Title Repeated Occupational Exposure to Low-level Blast in the Canadian Armed Forces: Effects on Hearing, Balance, and Ataxia. Background Recently, there has been increasing concern about the adverse health effects of long-term occupational exposure to low-level blast in military personnel. Occupational blast exposure occurs routinely in garrison through use of armaments and controlled… Read More
Say What! Earplug Use & Hearing Loss in ROK Military Personnel
Research Paper Title Associations between earplug use and hearing loss in ROK military personnel. Background The easiest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is to wear earplugs. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defence (MND) is supplying earplugs to prevent NIHL, but many patients still suffer from this. The researchers speculated that… Read More
Linking Lack of Ear Plug Use & Hearing Loss in Military Personnel
Research Paper Title Associations between earplug use and hearing loss in ROK military personnel. Background The easiest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is to wear earplugs. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense (MND) is supplying earplugs to prevent NIHL, but many patients still suffer from this. The researchers speculated that… Read More
Acute Acoustic Trauma in Dutch Military Personnel and Corticosteriod Therapy
Research Paper Title Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and corticosteroid therapy in military personnel with acute acoustic trauma. Background Acute acoustic trauma (AAT) is a sensorineural hearing impairment due to exposure to an intense impulse noise which causes cochlear hypoxia. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) could provide an adequate oxygen supply. The aim was to investigate… Read More
World War I & Hearing Loss
Research Paper Title Hearing loss in the trenches – a hidden morbidity of World War I. Background One hundred years ago, millions of British and Allied troops were fighting in the trenches of the Great War. With a tenth of soldiers losing their lives, hearing loss seemed a low priority; however, vast numbers of troops… Read More
Is There any Noise-induced Hearing Loss in the Military Dental Setting?
Research Paper Title Noise-induced hearing loss in the military dental setting: a UK legislative perspective. Background Health professionals working in the dental environment are potentially at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) due to the use of clinical and laboratory equipment. Workplaces engaging in the practice of dentistry within the UK are subject to legislation… Read More
Shooting Safety Gear You Need
Shooting is regarded as a challenging, but an enjoyable hobby. It is challenging because it entails the focus and precision to accurately hit your target. It can become frustrating at certain times, but with the proper technique and constant practice, you will soon find shooting as fun and enjoyable, and even a therapeutic way to… Read More
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