HL Deb 10 June 1998 vol 590 c92WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What primary research has been done for active service personnel on the long-term impact of noise on their hearing, for example tinnitus and accelerated hearing loss. [HL2034]

Lord Gilbert

No primary research has been conducted by the Ministry of Defence in recent years. The results of such research as is undertaken elsewhere are monitored in the open literature and through international collaboration, in particular through the appropriate NATO research study group. Applied research has been, and is, regularly conducted into the sources of noise, into their suppression and into hearing protection.