Jet Fuel Combined With Noise Exposure Decreases Auditory Function

By Diana Holan, MS Hearing loss is the #1 disability for military veterans, which is attributed to acute or chronic exposure to excessive noise. However, studies from the last 20+ years have shown that working in excessive noise while inhaling toxic chemicals, including jet fuel, may be even more ototoxic than noise exposure alone. Such hearing…

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Reaction Time and Sudden Decrease in Hearing

By: Jennifer Lamfers, AuD We all know that turning the volume up too high or standing too close to speakers is going to permanently damage our hearing and once ringing occurs or we experience a sudden decrease in hearing, there is permanent damage. That is true. But what if that reaction is also partly protective?…

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Hearing Loss In the Military: Bigger Than We Realize

Have any of you had contact with, or maybe are, a member of the military coming back from combat and dealing with a myriad of challenges?  Some of the invisible barriers include hearing loss and tinnitus.  Recently, NBC published an article about Hearing Loss as the most prevalent injury among returning vets.  A returning vet…

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