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

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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

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

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

What is the Impact of Tinnitus on Military Personnel?

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

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