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
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
Research Paper Title Impact of Tinnitus on Military Service Members. Background The Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study is obtaining longitudinal data to evaluate the effects of noise and other exposures on auditory function in military personnel. A gap in the literature is the lack of studies concerning how active-duty Service members might be… Read More
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
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
Research Paper Title Preliminary study of hearing protection and non-impact, blast-induced concussion in US military personnel. Background To examine the relationship between hearing protection and non-impact, blast-induced concussion in US military personnel. This was a retrospective cohort study. Methods A total of 501 US service members from the Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database with hearing protection… Read More
Tactical Hearing Protection System is a generic term for Peltor active noise-cancelling hearing protection. This allows normal levels of audio to be heard by the firer (i.e. speech) but blocks out loud audio (i.e. explosions and gunshot).