Do you have history of exposure to chemical substances?

June 10, 2024 at 3:39 pm


Multi centre research suggests that compared with effect of noise on hearing, combined effect of exposure to noise and solvents considerably increases the risk of hearing loss and tinnitus.

There are several environmental factors that can cause tinnitus combined with hearing loss comprising trauma, noise, and chemical substances. Exposure to organic solvents such as benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, styrene, and kerosene increases the risk of hearing loss and tinnitus. Multi centre studies conducted by Audiology and Phoniatrics Clinic, Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics in Poland and others shown that a combined exposure to solvents and noise considerably increases the risk of hearing loss. A study conducted by Dr Katherine Kirk and colleagues investigated the effect of chemical and environmental exposures during deployment on the prevalence of tinnitus among Australian Defence Force personnel. They reported that exposure to heavy metals, intense smoke, engine exhaust, solvents and degreasing agents, and chemical spills increased the risk of self-assessed moderate or severe tinnitus.


Medico-legal audiology and ENT services can help you to evaluate your hearing damage and tinnitus severity and offer advice.



For further information, please contact:
Hashir International Institute, 167-169 Great Portland Street, 5th Floor, London, W1W 5PF

Hashir International Institute, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford. GU1 3UA


About Hashir International Institute:

Hashir International is an independent research institute and treatment centre dedicated to improving the diagnostic process and rehabilitation programs for patients experiencing misophonia, tinnitus and hyperacusis. They offer specialist training courses, ethical review of research proposals, research design, research sponsorship, and supervising MSc and PhD students.



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