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Tinnitus and Pilots: A Study Shows Increased Risk

Written by AudioNotch Team on April 18, 2013

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

There’s a great deal of noise exposure in certain lines of work. Unsurprisingly, a lot of anecdotal evidence suggests an increased risk of tinnitus among airline pilots. Pilots are routinely exposed to extremely loud noise from the function of their aircraft engines. As such, they often suffer noise induced hearing loss, and consequent to this hearing loss, oftentimes develop tinnitus in the frequency spectrum of hearing loss. Despite efforts to protect the hearing of pilots, these efforts appear to be largely unsuccessful. A study confirms the association between being a pilot and acquiring tinnitus:


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