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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 45--48

Noise-induced vestibular dysfunction

Department of Otolaryngology, Petah Tiqva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Ben I Nageris
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery,Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 12689442

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An association between noise exposure and vestibular function has long been suspected. Our wide experience in a major otologic outpatient clinic yielded six patients within the last seven years who presented with Meniere's disease and a history of long-term exposure to noise. Two of the cases are described in detail. Our evaluation in light of the data in the literature suggests that the relationship between vestibular dysfunction and exposure to hazardous noise may be more than coincidental.


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