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noise induced hearing loss

LT Joel R. Bealer jrbealer at pnh10.med.navy.mil
Sat May 29 22:33:38 EST 1999

There have been several studies indicating that chemical exposure in
conjunction with noise exposure places workers at a higher risk for
permanent damage.  I can't seam to locate the articles but I can refer
you to a Mr. John Page at the Navy Environmental Health Center.  He
can be reached via e-mail at:

pagej at ehc50.med.navy.mil

He should be able to point you in the right direction.


LT Joel R. Bealer

On 8 May 1999 18:24:17 -0700, Michael Forrest
<michael_forrest at lineone.net> wrote:

>which varies in magnitude, for similar noise exposures, between different
>Where a large loss has been sustained by a previously normal-hearing
>individual, following substantial but not extreme noise exposure, are we
>usually content to explain this as undue sensitivity to noise - the extreme
>end of a "normal" distribution so to speak - or does anyone have examples
>of this occurring due to some pathological process (in addition to noise) -
>some form of infection maybe? Any ideas? 
>Regards, Mike

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