Publication
Title
Genetic studies on noise-induced hearing loss: a review
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Abstract
Millions of people are exposed daily to harmful levels of noise in their work environment. This renders noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) one of the most important occupational health hazards. Beside age-related hearing loss, NIHL is the second most frequent form of hearing loss. It is a complex condition that is influenced by both environmental factors and genetic factors. Association studies have identified the first genetic factors that may influence one's susceptibility to NIHL. In this review, we discuss the general properties of NIHL and mainly focus on the results of these first genetic association studies for NIHL.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Ear and hearing. - Baltimore, Md
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 2009
ISSN
0196-0202
Volume/pages
30:2(2009), p. 151-159
ISI
000264046600001
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Last edited 17.05.2017
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