PLA General Hospital Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Journal of Otology
Tinnitus -- Children -- Case studies, Hearing Loss -- Noise - Induced -- United States -- statistics
Noise-induced hearing loss and related tinnitus are often unrecognized problems, especially in non-occupational settings. Research indicates that increasing numbers of children and adolescents have or are acquiring noise induced hearing losses. Noise induced hearing loss can almost completely be prevented with simple precautionary measures. Educational programs rarely exist outside of those mandated in occupational settings. Health Communication theory can be applied to hearing health for developing effective loss prevention programs. Dangerous Decibels is one example of an effective multi-disciplinary effort to develop and disseminated prevention strategies.
Martin, W. H., Sobel, J., Griest, S. E., Howarth, L., & Yongbing, S. H. I. (2006). Noise induced hearing loss in children: Preventing the silent epidemic. Journal of Otology, 1(1), 11-21.