Noise and Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Noise and Hearing Loss in the Workplace
Virtually all health professionals need to be able to deal with occupational health challenges that they face.

In the following scenario, please discuss the issue of Noise Induced Hearing Loss associated with workplace exposure. A 50 year-old construction worker at your company has suffered hearing loss, but would like to remain on the job. Explain briefly how he could have lost hearing, due to exposure in the workplace and outside of the workplace (including in your discussion why it is difficult to determine the cause), and identify common symptoms and effects . To protect the safety of the employee and his co-workers, what factors should be considered in basing a decision on whether he should continue to work? Provide a scholarly basis for your response.

Case Assignment Expectations

Length: Case assignments should be at least 2 in length, EXCLUDING references.

References: At least two references must be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (APA format !!!).