II. Epidemiology: Chronic, recurrent, or single severe loud noise exposure
III. Signs: Audiometry
Early: Pure tone (notch) loss between 3000-6000 hz
Later: progresses to other frequencies
Refer to Otolaryngology
Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)
These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Noise-Induced Hearing Loss." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Search Bing for all related images
FPnotebook.com is a rapid access, point-of-care medical reference for primary care and emergency clinicians. Started in 1995, this collection now contains 6536 interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and 722 chapters. Content is updated monthly with systematic literature reviews and conferences.
Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians.
This page was written by Scott Moses, MD, last revised on 2/3/2014 and last published on 1/4/2018.