NIOSH study shows prevalence of work-related hearing loss, tinnitus

This study had several findings worth noting –

  • Workers in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting faced “significantly higher risks” for hearing difficulty, tinnitus and the occurrence of both conditions
  • Workers in manufacturing faced significantly higher risks for tinnitus and the co-occurrence of hearing difficulty and tinnitus
  • Workers in architecture and engineering roles faced a significantly higher risk for tinnitus.
  • Twenty-three percent of workers exposed to occupational noise had hearing difficulty

You only get one set of ears, if you are already using some type of hearing protection, double check to make sure that you have the best that is availabe.

The study was published on January 28th in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. You can click on this link for further information. A copy of the research study can be purchased here.

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