Catchment Profile of Large Cochlear Implant Centers in the United States
Analyzes catchment of cochlear implant (CI) procedures across the country, how far patients travel to complete the procedure, and residence of patients. Examines 6,313 adult and pediatric CI surgeries from 2015 through 2020 completed at 7 different CI centers in the U.S. Includes rural versus urban comparisons of CI center location and patient residence.
Author(s): Ashley M. Nassiri, Meredith A. Holcomb, Elizabeth L. Perkins, et al. Citation: Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 167(3), 545-551 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
Survey of Teen Noise Exposure and Efforts to Protect Hearing at School — United States, 2020
Examines noise exposure among youth 12-17 years of age in a school setting. Reports on frequency of exposure, provision of hearing protection devices, and whether prevention techniques were part of the curriculum. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): John Eichwald, Franco Scinicariello Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(48), 1822-1826 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Delayed Identification of Infants Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing — Minnesota, 2012–2016
Examines delays in diagnosis of hearing loss among Minnesota infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing. Includes data by location of patient residence and by birth hospital location for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Abby C. Meyer, Melinda Marsolek, Nicole Brown, Kirsten Coverstone Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(11), 303-306 Date: 03/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al. Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58 Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers view details