What: are the causes, prevention and treatment of hearing loss in the ageing worker?
Hearing loss is more common in the ageing population as compared to young adults. Individuals are not protected from other causes of hearing loss just because they are in work. Their hearing may therefore be at risk from causes not related to their occupation.
Type of publication:Scientific publications
Date of publication:01/02/2000
Publishing organization:Occupational Medicine
Some factors may be synergistically linked to noise exposure, thus increasing the effect of noise on hearing. Although some traumatic and infective causes of hearing loss are amenable to treatment, most occupational hearing loss is not curable once present and rehabilitative measures are the only option. General health and safety measures must be maintained throughout a worker's employment whatever their age.