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Document ID (ISN)45627
CIS number 86-360
ISSN - Serial title 0174-1098 - Zeitschrift für Lärmbekämpfung
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Körpert K., Westphal G.
Title Factors that influence the wearing of hearing protection by Austrian workers
Original title Einflussfaktoren für das Tragen von Gehörschutz bei Arbeitnehmern in Österreich [in German]
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.32, p.151-158. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Five factors were studied: noise level, duration of exposure, branch of industry, geographical region, hearing ability. The data were taken from 191,938 routine audiometric tests carried out from 1976 to 1983. The percentage of workers wearing hearing protection doubled during this period, but further measures are necessary to increase the use of hearing protectors among women, workers with hearing impairment and persons working in high-noise areas. The adequacy of the hearing protectors must also be ensured.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; supervision of use of protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) Austria; noise level; hearing loss; industries; statistical evaluation; individual susceptibility; geographical variables; length of exposure; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Safety supervision