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
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
British Armed Forces & the Incidence of Hearing Loss
As at 01 October 2017, there were 137, 280 currently serving British armed forces personnel, of which: 2,450 (1.8%) had impaired hearing (H3), of which 337 also had a code for noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) recorded on their medical record. 373 (<1%) had poor hearing (H4), of which 33 also had a code for… Read More
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