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Hearing loss associated with US military combat deployment

Overview of attention for article published in Noise & Health, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Hearing loss associated with US military combat deployment
Published in
Noise & Health, January 2015
DOI 10.4103/1463-1741.149574
Pubmed ID
Authors

TimothyS Wells, AmberD Seelig, MargaretA. K. Ryan, JasonM Jones, TomokoI Hooper, IsabelG Jacobson, EdwardJ Boyko

Abstract

The objective of this study was to define the risk of hearing loss among US military members in relation to their deployment experiences. Data were drawn from the Millennium Cohort Study. Self-reported data and objective military service data were used to assess exposures and outcomes. Among all 48,540 participants, 7.5% self-reported new-onset hearing loss. Self-reported hearing loss showed moderate to substantial agreement (k = 0.57-0.69) with objective audiometric measures. New-onset hearing loss was associated with combat deployment (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.63, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.49-1.77), as well as male sex and older age. Among deployers, new-onset hearing loss was also associated with proximity to improvised explosive devices (AOR = 2.10, 95% CI = 1.62-2.73) and with experiencing a combat-related head injury (AOR = 6.88, 95% CI = 3.77-12.54). These findings have implications for health care and disability planning, as well as for prevention programs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Unknown 64 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 21%
Student > Master 11 17%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Other 15 23%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 12%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Engineering 4 6%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 15 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 37. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2018.
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#669,126
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#18
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#11,962
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Outputs of similar age from Noise & Health
#1
of 37 outputs
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