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Type: Journal article
Title: Jet fuel, noise, and the central auditory nervous system: a literature review
Author: Warner, R.
Fuente, A.
Hickson, L.
Citation: Military Medicine: international journal of AMSUS, 2015; 180(9):950-955
Publisher: Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0026-4075
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Rachelle Warner, Adrian Fuente, Louise Hickson
Abstract: Prompted by the continued prevalence of hearing related disabilities accepted as eligible for compensation and treatment under Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs legislation, a review of recent literature regarding possible causation mechanisms and thus, possible prevention strategies, is timely. The emerging thoughts on the effects of a combination of jet fuel and noise exposure on the central auditory nervous system (CANS) have relevance in the military aviation context because of the high exposures to solvents (including fuels) and unique noise hazards related to weapons systems and military aircraft. This literature review aimed to identify and analyze the current knowledge base of the effects of combined exposure to JP-8 jet fuel (or its aromatic solvent components) and noise on the CANS in human populations. We reviewed articles examining electrophysiological and behavioral measurement of the CANS following combined exposures to jet fuel (or its aromatic constituents) and noise. A total of 6 articles met the inclusion criteria for the review and their results are summarized. The articles considered in this review indicate that assessment of the CANS should be undertaken as part of a comprehensive test battery for military members exposed to both noise and solvents in the workplace.
Keywords: Humans
Auditory Diseases, Central
Occupational Exposure
Noise, Occupational
Military Personnel
Rights: Copyright © Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00733
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