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

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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

What are the Risk Factors of Hearing Loss among Thai Naval Divers?

Research Paper Title Risk Factors of Hearing Loss Among Thai Naval Divers. Background This study aimed to clarify the prevalence of hearing loss and its risk factors among Thai naval divers. Methods The participants were 263 military divers in the Royal Thai Navy, aged 22 to 55 years. The participants were asked to fill in… Read More

Could We Use Resting-state fMRI to Measure the Efficacy of Tinnitus Interventions?

Research Paper Title Replicability of Neural and Behavioral Measures of Tinnitus Handicap in Civilian and Military Populations: Preliminary Results. Background In the past decade, resting-state functional connectivity, acquired using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), has emerged as a popular measure of tinnitus, especially as related to self-reported handicap or psychological reaction. The goal of this… Read More

What is the Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness & Listening Effort?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness and Listening Effort. Background Hearing-protection devices (HPDs) are made available, and often are required, for industrial use as well as military training exercises and operational duties. However, these devices often are disliked, and consequently not worn, in part because they compromise situational awareness… Read More