Influence of well-known risk factors for hearing loss in a longitudinal twin study

Johnson, A-C. et al. (2017) International Journal of Audiology. 56(supp 1) pp.63-73

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Objective: The aim was to investigate the influence of environmental exposures on hearing loss in a twin cohort.

Conclusions: Pre-existing hearing loss can increase the risk of hearing impairment due to occupational noise exposure. An increased risk for NIHL was also seen in the group with exposures below 85 dB(A), a result that indicates awareness of NIHL should be raised even for those working in environments where sound levels are below 85 dB(A).

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