Ototoxic Substances – Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss in the Workplace


4 min read Noise exposures in the workplace can lead to hearing loss for workers down the road, and companies and regulatory agencies have focused for quite some time on limiting noise levels through the use of quieter equipment and appropriate protective measures. Noise isn’t the only threat to your workers’ hearing, though. Certain substances used in the workplace, referred to generally as ototoxic substances, can impact the cochlea and nerves in the ear, leading to hearing loss over …

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