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aud 1999, 7(1 And 2): 94-97 Back to browse issues page
Hearing evaluation in some veterans in the years between 1996-1997 in Hamedan
Faranak Emami
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Background: Many Endogenic and exogenic factors can affect the individual&aposs susceptibility to noise exposure, for instance middle and outer ear characteristics, the amount of oxygen transmission, skin color, medical history, mental state and the patient&aposs attention, age, cigarette smoking and many otjher factors affect the amount of noise induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma.The current study was aimed at investigate the impact of various Endogenic and exogenic factors on the amount of PTS and TTS in veterans in Hamedan province.
Results: The results of the study manifested that:- Veterans with tinnitus suffered more hearing loss than patients without this symptom.- Extended intensity of noise and exposure time to war noises can exacerbate the amount of hearing loss in veterans who had fight more.- The degree of hearing loss in patients who had previously suffered middle ear infections or otitis or the familial history of hearing loss was more than people without such history
Discussion: The findings of our study in compatible with the results of other similar studies and confirms the effect of different pathologic and non-pathologic factors on the degree of noise induced hearing loss.

Keywords: noise induced hearing loss, Endogenic and exogenic factors, individual\'s susceptibility, Veterans
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Type of Study: Research |
Published: 2013/08/26
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Volume 7, Issue 1 And 2 (5 1999) Back to browse issues page
شنوایی شناسی - دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران Bimonthly Audiology - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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