|Document ID (ISN)||105399|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Choi S.W., Peek-Asa C., Sprince N.L., Rautiainen R.H., Donham K.J., Flamme G.A., Whitten P.S., Zwerling C.
||Hearing loss as a risk factor for agricultural injuries
||Oct. 2005, Vol.48, No.4, p.293-301. Illus. 51 ref.
||06-0948.pdf [in English]
||To assess whether hearing impairment might increase the risk of agricultural injuries, 150 farmers participating in the Iowa Certified Safe Farm Study were studied between 1998 and 2002. Injury information was collected by telephone interviews. Hearing levels were measured annually using pure tone audiometry. Adjusted risk ratios of injuries were calculated using the multivariate Poisson regression model. Hearing loss in the better ear (RR=1.62), hearing asymmetry (RR=1.67) and poor self-reported hearing (RR=1.96) were significantly associated with the risk of occupational injuries. Exposure to noise increased the risk of injuries in those farmers with hearing loss or hearing asymmetry. Furthermore, the occasional use of hearing protection was significantly associated with occupational injuries.
||occupational accidents; Iowa; agriculture; injuries; hearing loss
||hearing protection; USA; risk factors; pure-tone audiometry; noise
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage