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Special Issue "Environmental Exposures and Hearing Loss"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Samson Jamesdaniel

School of Medicine, Wayne State University, 6135 Woodward Ave., IBio Rm. 2127, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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Interests: redox signaling in acquired hearing loss; noise-induced hearing impairment; heavy metal exposure and auditory dysfunction; cisplatin-induced ototoxicity; enviromental exposure to ototraumatic agents and their interactions; hearing loss and tinnitus associated with occupational exposures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue on “Environmental Exposures and Hearing Loss” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph. 

Approximately 15% of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss, which significantly affects the quality of life. Exposure to ototraumatic agents, such as noise, chemicals, and heavy metals, in environmental and occupational settings, are critical factors in inducing acquired hearing loss in adults. Moreover, the synergistic interaction between some of these ototraumatic agents can potentiate auditory dysfunction in susceptible individuals. Epidemiological studies can provide data on the prevalence of auditory dysfunction induced by ototraumatic exposures while animal studies can offer critical insights for understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms. Together, these research findings can provide guidance for mitigating the adverse impact of environmental/occupational exposures to ototraumatic agents.

This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of environmental exposures on auditory dysfunction. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.

Dr. Samson Jamesdaniel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Noise
  • Ototoxic chemicals
  • Organic solvents
  • Heavy metals
  • Lead
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ototoxicity
  • Synaptopathy
  • Cochlear apoptosis
  • Occupational exposure
  • Environmental exposure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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