Published In

Journal of Otology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Subjects

Tinnitus -- Children -- Case studies, Hearing Loss -- Noise - Induced -- United States -- statistics

Abstract

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.

Description

This is the publisher's final PDF. Copyright (2006) Elsevier. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Version of record can be found at:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1672-2930(06)50002-9

DOI

10.1016/S1672-2930(06)50002-9

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16542

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