The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR) was commissioned to undertake a rapid review of evidence relating to best practice diagnosis and treatment of noise-induced hearing loss. The review also looked at how compensation schemes might best measure the outcomes for ONIHL claims.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) resulting from exposure to excessive occupational noise is a substantial health burden, and one of the most common chronic occupational diseases. Occupational NIHL (ONIHL) occurs from continuous exposure to excessive noise, usually over several years.
The review found that best practice treatment for the management of NIHL is provided when amplification devices are used, together with audiological rehabilitation involving a combination of support, training and counselling to reduce activity limitation and increase community participation.
When: 2 December 2020
Time: 12pm - 1pm
For more information, view or download the rapid review report Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Audiometry