Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management

Noise-induced hearing loss

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JA Meldrum, A Bath, James Paget
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 1, p.40 (123Doc Education, London, January 2013)


A patient presented with bilateral hearing loss with tinnitus. The discussion focuses on the key points in the history, the investigations and how to manage noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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JA Meldrum


A Bath


James Paget (Corresponding author)

University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk, NR31 5LA.


1. Baguley DM, McCombe A. Noise-induced hearing loss. In: Gleeson M, Browning GG, Burton MJ, Clarke R, Hibbert J, Jones NS, Lund VJ, Luxon LM, Watkinson JC eds. Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 7th edn. Hodder Arnold 2008, 3548-3557.
2. Talaska AE, Schacht J. Mechanisms of noise damage to the cochlea. Audiol Med 2007, 5:3-9.
3. Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. SI 1643. London: TSO; 2005.


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