Organic solvents and hearing loss: The challenge for audiology

Fuente, Adrian and McPherson, Bradley (2006) Organic solvents and hearing loss: The challenge for audiology. International Journal of Audiology, 45 7: 367-381. doi:10.1080/14992020600753205


Author Fuente, Adrian
McPherson, Bradley
Title Organic solvents and hearing loss: The challenge for audiology
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1499-2027
1708-8186
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/14992020600753205
Volume 45
Issue 7
Start page 367
End page 381
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract Organic solvents have been reported to adversely affect human health, including hearing health. Animal models have demonstrated that solvents may induce auditory damage, especially to the outer hair cells. Research on workers exposed to solvents has suggested that these chemicals may also induce auditory damage through effects on the central auditory pathways. Studies conducted with both animals and humans demonstrate that the hearing frequencies affected by solvent exposure are different to those affected by noise, and that solvents may interact synergistically with noise. The present article aims to review the contemporary literature of solventinduced hearing loss, and consider the implications of solvent-induced auditory damage for clinical audiologists. Possible audiological tests that may be used when auditory damage due to solvent exposure is suspected are discussed.
Keyword Hearing assessment
Hearing disability
Hearing loss
Solvent exposure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Title also in Spanish: Los solventes orgánicos y los trastornos auditivos: El reto para la audiología

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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