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Audiology 2011;7(1): 89-99.
Published online: June 30, 2011.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2011.7.1.89
소음 노출로 인한 업무관련성이 높은 직업성 난청 사례
김규상, 유승원, 홍기훈, 장선재, 윤용훈, 변기환
한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원
Cases on Work-related Hearing Loss due to Noise Exposure
Kyoo Sang Kim, Seung-Won Yoo, Ki-Hoon Hong, Sun-Je Jang, Yong-Hun Yun, Ki-Whan Byun
Occupational Safety & Health Research Institute, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence  Kyoo Sang Kim ,Tel: (032) 510-0823, Fax: (032) 502-7197, Email: kobawoo@kosha.net
Received: May 11, 2011; Revised: June 1, 2011   Accepted: June 7, 2011.  Published online: June 30, 2011.
ABSTRACT
This study performed an epidemiologic investigation of several cases of work-related hearing loss that fell short of acoustic trauma. The cases addressed in this study included sudden deafness, sensorineural hearing loss by noise, and hearing loss mixed with middle ear diseases. In some cases, sensorineural hearing loss was found in workers whose working environments were unchecked or had noise levels estimated to be 85 dBA and less. The levels of exposed noise were unknown in most cases in this study. Moreover, there was a lack of data because most patients did not have regular hearing tests; thus, we only had the most recent test results of theirs. Nevertheless, this study revealed that the patients were exposed to high levels of noise at work and discovered the correlation between hearing impairment and noise exposure.
Key Words: Hearing loss, Noise, Noise induced hearing loss(NIHL), Sensorineural hearing loss, Sudden deafness.
중심단어: 감각신경성 난청, 난청, 돌발성 난청, 소음, 소음성 난청.
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