Audiologists Spread Word About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

In ongoing efforts to research noise-induced hearing loss, a professor of audiology at the University of Texas at Dallas recently created a special journal issue focused solely on the topic of noise-induced hearing loss. According to this journal, noise-induced tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss are the top two most prevalent injuries in the US military, resulting in many US veterans and soldiers suffering from this condition. Not only is this a tragedy regarding these soldiers’ hearing loss, it is also a great expense on the veterans’ foundation to treat such consistent and damaging injuries.

Most research on noise-induced hearing loss focuses on pills and drugs to help with the condition. However, preclinical and clinical methods on the topic haven’t always met eye-to-eye – drugs can differ based on who exactly takes them and what sort of ear damage has caused the hearing loss. However, scientists and researchers are now working harder than ever to find the source of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

The article in question may be found (here). (https://www.utdallas.edu/news/health-medicine/leprell-hearing-loss-journal-2020/)

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