Hearing Damage: An Often Underrated Work-related Injury

a person giving a presentation in a hall

 Consider the industry Safety slogan: 10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 eyes, 1 nose—Safety counts. What about the ears? Don’t they count? Hello!   Although noise-induced Hearing Loss Prevention and Hearing Conservation are part of company Safety Training Programs, they might not be given the full attention they deserve. How often is the hearing portion of…

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Hearing as a Diagnostic Tool

Closeup shot of the stethoscope

How long had this been going on?  After Jane’s longtime physician retired, her new doctor warned her that she would have to take prophylactic antibiotics before having dental work done. When she wondered why, she was told that she had a “noisy” heart valve and would not want to risk bacterial endocarditis. Often detected during…

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