What about the fact that the drill could be loud enough and right
next to the ear that it causes a loss. How long do they use
the drill and how loud is it?
A combination of the BC and AC sound could be pretty intense.
Susan Moore (smoore at otolaryngology-po.oto.uiowa.edu) wrote:
> RE: tinnitus onset following head/neck surgury--
> what about damage to the OHCs caused by extensive skull vibrations during the
> drilling that frequently accompanies such operations? I have great hearing, but I
> also have tinnitus at 6 kHz that began after my wisdom teeth removal and was made
> worse by attending a concert one night w/o hearing protection (dou!). I think that
> tinnitus surely could be created as a by product of damage to the cochlea from the
> vibrations of the drilling anywhere in the skull...the closer to the cochlea the
> more possibility of damage. I have not done a lit search myself on this idea. Has
> anyone else? It might be interesting to measure otoacoustic emissions before and
> after skull surgury to see if there are any changes (i.e. damage) that could also
> explain an onset of tinnitus after the surgury.
> Susan Moore
>smoore at otolaryngology-po.oto.uiowa.edu
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