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Interaction between noise and chemicals found in the workplace.
The consumer handbook on hearing loss and noise. Chasin M, ed. Sedona, AZ: Auricle Ink Publishers, 2010 Apr; :92-102
As discussed in earlier chapters, several factors have been studied to try to understand why the prevalence and degree of noise-induced hearing loss can vary so much within a group and among groups. Some of the factors studied include variations in exposure, age, gender, race, and general health indicators, such as blood pressure and use of certain medications. The focus of the present chapter will be on the ototoxicity (the toxic effects on hearing), industrial chemicals and, their interaction with noise.
Hearing-impairment; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-loss; Hearing-conservation; Ototoxicity
The consumer handbook on hearing loss and noise
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