Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers.

A. R. Zulkaflay, L. Saim, H. Said, Siti Zamratol Mai Sarah Mukari, R. Esa

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Despite the commonly observed condition of middle and inner ear barotrauma among divers, there is little evidence of insidious and permanent development of sensorineural hearing loss associated with diving. An audiometric survey was performed on a group of 120 divers and 166 non divers from the Royal Malaysian Naval Base in Lumut, West Malaysia between July to December 1991. The results of this survey revealed that insidious development of high frequency sensorineural hearing loss may be associated with diving. At frequencies 4000, 6000 and 8000 Hz the divers had higher mean hearing levels than non divers and their hearing at those frequencies seemed to deteriorate faster. The etiology of this insidious hearing loss is multifactorial and may be related to inner ear barotrauma, decompression sickness or noise-induced deafness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

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Barotrauma
Diving
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Inner Ear
Hearing Loss
Hearing
High-Frequency Hearing Loss
Decompression Sickness
Malaysia
Deafness
Middle Ear
Noise
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Zulkaflay, A. R., Saim, L., Said, H., Mukari, S. Z. M. S., & Esa, R. (1996). Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 51(1), 103-108.

Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers. / Zulkaflay, A. R.; Saim, L.; Said, H.; Mukari, Siti Zamratol Mai Sarah; Esa, R.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 51, No. 1, 03.1996, p. 103-108.

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Zulkaflay, AR, Saim, L, Said, H, Mukari, SZMS & Esa, R 1996, 'Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 103-108.
Zulkaflay AR, Saim L, Said H, Mukari SZMS, Esa R. Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1996 Mar;51(1):103-108.
Zulkaflay, A. R. ; Saim, L. ; Said, H. ; Mukari, Siti Zamratol Mai Sarah ; Esa, R. / Hearing loss in diving--a study amongst Navy divers. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1996 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 103-108.
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