Research Paper Title Sudden and Asymmetric Hearing Loss Among Active Duty Service Members: Underscoring the Importance of Active Screening. Abstract Military personnel are at increased risk of asymmetric hearing loss secondary to noise exposure. This report illustrates the importance of expeditiously evaluating for retrocochlear pathology even in young active duty service members with asymmetric or… 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
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
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