Biochemical and cardiovascular measures in subjects with noise-induced hearing loss

Shlomit Gold, Idit Haran, Joseph Attias, Itzhak Shapira, Amnon Shahar

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Abstract

Reports on a potential relationship between noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and cardiovascular as well as biochemical measures are controversial. This study compares the means of certain cardiovascular and biochemical measures in subjects with NIHL with those in subjects exposed to similar occupational noise, but demonstrating normal hearing. This might indicate certain predisposing factors for NIHL. Eight hundred noise-exposed subjects were divided into two age-matched hearing groups (NIHL and normal hearing). The results showed that the mean values of all the variables examined in both hearing groups were within the normal range. No significant differences were found between the two groups in terms of the distribution of subjects for the indices measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-937
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes

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