Jet fuel, noise, and the central auditory nervous system: a literature review

Warner, Rachelle, Fuente, Adrian and Hickson, Louise (2015) Jet fuel, noise, and the central auditory nervous system: a literature review. Military Medicine, 180 9: 950-955. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00733

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Author Warner, Rachelle
Fuente, Adrian
Hickson, Louise
Title Jet fuel, noise, and the central auditory nervous system: a literature review
Journal name Military Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-4075
Publication date 2015-09-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00733
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 180
Issue 9
Start page 950
End page 955
Total pages 6
Place of publication Bethesda, MD United States
Publisher Association of Military Surgeons of the US
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Prompted by the continued prevalence of hearing related disabilities accepted as eligible for compensation and treatment under Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs legislation, a review of recent literature regarding possible causation mechanisms and thus, possible prevention strategies, is timely. The emerging thoughts on the effects of a combination of jet fuel and noise exposure on the central auditory nervous system (CANS) have relevance in the military aviation context because of the high exposures to solvents (including fuels) and unique noise hazards related to weapons systems and military aircraft. This literature review aimed to identify and analyze the current knowledge base of the effects of combined exposure to JP-8 jet fuel (or its aromatic solvent components) and noise on the CANS in human populations. We reviewed articles examining electrophysiological and behavioral measurement of the CANS following combined exposures to jet fuel (or its aromatic constituents) and noise. A total of 6 articles met the inclusion criteria for the review and their results are summarized. The articles considered in this review indicate that assessment of the CANS should be undertaken as part of a comprehensive test battery for military members exposed to both noise and solvents in the workplace.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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