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Title
Ear and vestibular symptoms in train operators after sudden air pressure changes in trains
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Abstract
A healthy 31-year-old train operator presented to our occupational health clinic reporting ear aches, headaches, dizziness, unsteadiness and even slight tinnitus. These symptoms first appeared when the patient started operating from a new train cabin. He described a sudden pressure gradient, experienced on some parts of the trajectory, which might have caused these problems. Although the cabins were equipped with a pressure equalising device, this was usually switched off because of the device creating an uncomfortable feeling in the cabin. The literature describes sudden pressure gradients as possible factors for passenger discomfort.
Language
English
Source (journal)
BMJ case reports. - London, 2008, currens
Publication
London : BMJ Pub. Group, 2015
ISSN
1757-790X
Volume/pages
(2015)
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 22.11.2016
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