MD Abu Bashar1* and Nazia Begam2
1Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India
2Specialist (ENT) Medical Officer, ECHS Hospital, Naraingarh, Haryana
*Corresponding Author: MD Abu Bashar, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India.
Received: August 06, 2020; Published: September 07, 2020
Noise is widespread in everyday life and can cause both auditory and non-auditory health impacts. Noise-induced hearing loss remains highly prevalent in occupational settings and is now increasingly caused by exposure to social and environmental noise. Incidence of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) has been observed to increase substantially in the recent years. Several advances have taken place in past few years for understanding the molecular basis of NIHL. Our understanding of molecular mechanisms implicated in noise-induced hair-cell and nerve damage has significantly increased. Research in the field of genetics is also advancing at a rapid speed, and several genes linked to NIHL have been discovered. This could help in developing preventive and treatment strategies. This perspective article focuses on the current research and future trends on the auditory effects of noise pollution, stressing the importance of adequate noise prevention and mitigation strategies for public health.
Keywords: Noise; Auditory; Non-auditory; NIHL; Public Health
Citation: MD Abu Bashar and Nazia Begam. “Auditory Consequences of Noise Pollution in Humans: A Scoping Review". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.10 (2020): 02-06.
Copyright: © 2020 Abu Bashar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.