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Many military servicemen and veterans who had been working in high-intensity blast waves experience traumatic brain injury (TBI), resulting in chronic auditory deficits despite normal hearing sensitivity. The specific noise level that can cause noise-induced hearing loss generally depends on duration of the exposure, the type of noise, and the frequency content of the noise, as well as the susceptibility of the exposed individual. It is very crucial that hearing conservation among military personnel and veterans should be taken into consideration. This paper has highlighted the rationale for the development of Hearing Loss Prevention Program focused at the need of continuation of hearing loss among veterans associated with social, recreational, and non-military occupational noise exposure.
Published Date: 2021-03-22; Received Date: 2021-03-01