Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 218 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Aug-2003
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Preventing occupational hearing loss - A practical guide
This document provides guidance in non-technical terms regarding the eight key components of an effective hearing loss prevention program.  more

Criteria for a recommended standard: Occupational noise exposure
The recommendations in this document go beyond attempts to conserve hearing by focusing on prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). For workers whose noise exposures equal or exceed 85 dBA, NIOSH recommends a hearing loss prevention program (HLPP) that includes exposure assessment, engineering and administrative controls, proper use of hearing protectors, audiometric evaluation, education and motivation, recordkeeping, and program audits and evaluations. more


Information for patients: Common hearing loss prevention terms
There are many terms common to hearing loss prevention. The definitions in this document were written in as non-technical a fashion as possible. An understanding of many of these terms is important for the patient suffering from hearing loss.  more

Information for patients: Noise-induced hearing loss
Every day we experience sound in our environment such as the television, radio, washing machine, automobiles, buses, and trucks. But when an individual is exposed to harmful sounds--sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time--sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). more

Information for patients and practitioners: Tinnitus treatment options
These treatments are presented alphabetically and not in any recommended order. When a patient tries a new treatment, they should be instructed that many therapies require an investment of time to be effective. Also, some patients find that a combination of treatments is more effective than a single therapy.  more

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