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While noise is a well-known cause of individual hearing loss, the public health significance of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is not yet fully understood. This presentation will summarize what is known about occupational hearing loss both globally and in Canada; and describe the gaps in knowledge that result, in part, from the lack of comprehensive noise exposure data from occupational settings. Examples of noise-induced hearing loss research among high-risk occupational groups will be included.
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Presenter: Laura Bogaert
Laura Bogaert is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She holds a MSc in Population and Public Health from Simon Fraser University and has worked as a Health Surveillance Analyst for the Department of National Defence, conducting military population health research. For her dissertation she is examining the epidemiology of hearing loss among Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and is supervised by Dr. Cameron Mustard at the Institute for Work and Health.
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