|Document ID (ISN)||65224|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Cocchiarella L.A., Sharp D.S., Persky V.W.
||Hearing threshold shifts, white-cell count and smoking status in working men
||Aug. 1995, Vol.45, No.4, p.179-185. Illus. 46 ref.
||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.
||leukocytes; smoking; cardiovascular diseases; hearing threshold; hearing loss
||high-frequency audiometry; risk factors; synergism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage