I can’t hear you!

A 45-year-old locomotive driver consulted his family physician because of a ringing sensation in both his ears for the past 5 years. Away from work, he had difficulty understanding conversations in crowded rooms, and he said he often argued with his wife about the volume of the television set. He also complaints of depression that

Prestin and Otolin 1 – early biomarkers of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is defined as a reduction in auditory acuity (hearing ability) associated with long term exposure to loud sounds. It is the second most common form of a sensorineural hearing deficit, after presbycusis (age-related hearing loss). There can be two types of hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds. The first