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Document ID (ISN)65224
CIS number 95-1848
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cocchiarella L.A., Sharp D.S., Persky V.W.
Title Hearing threshold shifts, white-cell count and smoking status in working men
Bibliographic information Aug. 1995, Vol.45, No.4, p.179-185. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract The association between cardiovascular risk factors and high-frequency hearing loss was examined using medical records from 699 employees with low workplace noise exposure. High-frequency hearing was significantly associated with white-blood-cell (WBC) count (previously implicated as a marker for cardiovascular disease), smoking status, mean corpuscular volume and the globulin/albumin ratio, especially in men ≤40 years old. The association with WBC count remained significant after controlling for other factors. Findings suggest that high-frequency hearing loss may be used as a marker for susceptibility to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
Descriptors (primary) leukocytes; smoking; cardiovascular diseases; hearing threshold; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) high-frequency audiometry; risk factors; synergism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage