Accession Number:

AD0619409

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF PATIENTS SUSPECTED OF HAVING NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX RANDOLPH AFB United States

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Report Date:

1959-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The results of an evaluation of 77 U. S. Air Force flight-line personnel with defective hearing are reported. The evaluation revealed that 29 patients had a conductive type, 7 had a functional-type, and 41 had a perceptive-type defect. Twenty-two of these perceptive cases were unilateral. In only 19 cases was noise exposure considered to be a possible cause of defective hearing. The difficulties encountered in attempting to determine whether defective hearing in a specific patient is caused or aggravated by noise exposure are discussed.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE