Mini Review

The Invisible Handicaps of Otorhinolaryngology

Lucio Maci1, Mario Tavolaro1, Paola Allamprese11
1Italian National Institute for the Insurance of Occupational Diseases and Work Accidents (I.N.A.I.L), Lecce, Italy

Worldwide Medicine 2019; 1(2): 37-40 | DOI: 10.5455/ww.302644220      PDF


The disability is defined as the consequence of diseases on the person. Any worker struggling with the consequences of occupational deafness should ideally benefit from adequate assessment, workplace adaptation, and social and professional support and rehabilitation services to respond to their needs. health, well-being and safety needs. This care should naturally and necessarily exceed the only principles of the logic of compensation. The modest and certainly insufficient objective of this work is to support the need to help workers with occupational deafness, taste disorders and quantitative and/or qualitative impairments of olfaction not only through fair economic compensation due to hearing loss, but also with the help of technical support and equipment designed by modern technology. Above all, it is necessary to raise awareness of this problem, which requires global awareness.

Keywords: occupational deafness, taste disorders, impairments of olfaction