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Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review

Noise induced hearing loss is one of most common hearing deficit which is almost completely preventable. The hearing loss incurred would depend on the sound qualities, duration of exposure and individual susceptibility and protection. Thereby it can be prevented as we have some set norms for the noise at work places and recreational activities. Once suspected, screening and preventive measures to prevent further progression is taken. There are legislative guidelines for noise at work places for the employers, preventive measures to be taken by employee and role of health professional in screening, assessing the hearing loss and accordingly advise for rehabilitative measures.

Author(s): Akhi Sareen , Vishwambhar Singh