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Noise induced hearing loss caused by nightclubs

Legislation on hearing loss and tinnitus, occurring due to noise exposure at work, has been well established in terms of protection and compensation, but the same damage resulting from noise in nightclubs remains an open issue. This study, based on...

OTO-104 in noise-induced and cisplatin-induced hearing loss

These two animal studies report on potential new applications for intra-tympanic OTO-104, a slow-release hydrogel formulation of dexamethasone that is currently being used in a Europe-wide randomised trial for Ménière’s disease. In the first paper, guinea pigs were given a...

QuietStar continues to set new standards in noise control

Working in partnership with a local main contractor, QuietStar recently finished a complete ISO-compliant paediatric audiology test room suite for St Helen’s House in Ipswich, UK, part of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Asymmetrical hearing loss following prolonged occupational noise exposure

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the commonest occupational conditions and has been linked with increased risk of work-related injuries. Noise-induced hearing loss is traditionally associated with bilateral symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss unless they are exposed to unilateral noises,...

The effects of leisure noise exposure on young people’s hearing

There is growing concern regarding the effects of leisure noise exposure on young people’s auditory system. Information provided by healthcare professionals should be evidence-based; Hannah Keppler discusses some recent findings about hearing in young people. Excessive noise exposure can lead...

ECKEL Noise Control Technologies

With over 60 years’ experience, ECKEL manufactures and installs standard and custom-designed audiology booths, rooms & suites. They offer a full range of services from the initial noise survey to the completed room, including special finishes, electrics & air conditioning....

Acoustec Noise Control

Acoustec offers a fully comprehensive range of audiometric testing environments, exceeding the requirements of today’s audiology market. European partners to Eckel Noise Control Technologies, we supply and install these award-winning systems. Whether supplying new or refurbishing old systems, Acoustec Noise...

Military noise induced hearing loss and the Lost Voices report: the evolution of earshot

Brigadier Robin Garnett gives us a snapshot of the 2014 Royal British Legion report on hearing problems of Service personnel and veterans. The difficulties in assessing and managing hearing loss are reiterated in this article, with an introduction to how...

Hidden hearing loss in humans: cochlear synaptopathy is superseded by cognitive effects when listening to speech in noise

Elizabeth Beach presents an overview of the recent research being undertaken at the National Acoustic Laboratories on speech in noise and its relationship to cochlear synaptopathy. Our team at the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) has been investigating hidden hearing loss...

How loud is too loud? Smart ways to monitor noise exposure through your headphones

As an audiologist, an increasingly common concern patients have is noise exposure from their headphones and how it will impact their hearing over time. It’s a legitimate worry considering the average adult is streaming audio content on their mobile devices...

Possibility of noise induced hearing loss during middle ear suction for secretory otitis media

Emission of high intensity sound is dangerous to the cochlea and can result in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Removal of middle ear fluid is common in everyday practice and the possibility of inducing NIHL is seldom considered and not...

New technology from GN Hearing addresses the No.1 hearing aid challenge: hearing speech in noise

ReSound OMNIA, the latest innovation from GN Hearing, promises to set a new standard in hearing technology.