The Journal of International
Advanced Otology

Hearing Loss in Space Flights: A Review of Noise Regulations and Previous Outcomes


Department of Aerospace Medicine, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

J Int Adv Otol 2024; 20: 171-174
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2024.231434
Read: 109 Downloads: 43 Published: 29 March 2024

Noise is the primary cause of hearing loss during space flight. Throughout every phase of flight, particularly during launch, a significant amount of noise is generated and transferred via the vehicle’s structure to the places inhabited by the crew. The results of the previous studies provide insights into space flights that may have significant effects on hearing loss. Certain precautions must be taken to ensure the habitability of the spacecraft and prevent potential hearing loss in astronauts or space flight participants.

Cite this article as: Avcı AU. Hearing loss in space flights: A review of noise regulations and previous outcomes. J Int Adv Otol. 2024;20(2):171-174.

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