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Occupational Hearing Loss and Presbycusis


Occupational Hearing Loss and Presbycusis

A review of the literature was carried out on the links between occupational hearing loss and presbycusis, or loss of hearing due to aging.

Among the review’s findings is that occupational exposure to noise accelerates the progression of presbycusis. Furthermore, animal studies indicate that the degeneration of anatomical structures related to hearing can be observed long after occupational exposure to noise has ceased.

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