Work-related hearing loss is a critical workplace safety and health issue. Every year, millions of workers are exposed to hazardous noise on the job every year and many other workers are at risk for hearing loss due to other agents such as solvents and metals.
Work-related hearing loss may result from a one-time exposure to an extremely loud noise such as a gunshot or an explosion. But in a greater number of cases, hearing loss results from repeated exposure to loud noise over an extended period of time. Numerous jobs expose workers to hazardous noise, though the following types of workers are particularly at risk for hearing loss:
- Airport Workers
- Construction Workers
- Factory Workers
- Heavy Industry Workers
- Nightclub Workers
- Police Officers
- Textile Mill Workers
- Warehouse Workers
Signs of the early stages of hearing loss include difficulty hearing conversations, frequently asking others to repeat themselves, misunderstanding what people say, requiring the television or radio volume to be louder than others in the room prefer, feeling that people are mumbling when they are talking, and straining to hear what people are saying. In addition, many victims of hearing loss experience a ringing sensation known as tinnitus.
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