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Document ID (ISN)48185
CIS number 87-1050
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Savell J.F., Toothman E.H.
Title Group mean hearing threshold changes in a noise-exposed industrial population using personal hearing protectors
Bibliographic information Jan. 1987, Vol.48, No.1, p.23-27. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract The audiometric test data of 265 employees in one facility were studied to determine group mean hearing threshold changes. The data covered 7 to 13 years. During this time, the population was exposed to workplace noise levels of 86 to 103dBA. Personal hearing protection was used. Essentially no change in the mean threshold hearing level was found. Certain other hearing conservation programme effectiveness indicators were also used to evaluate this population. The results of these evaluations generally follow the trends for effective programmes.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; audiometric tests; earplugs; hearing threshold
Descriptors (secondary) hearing loss; age-linked differences; personal protective equipment; hearing level
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Workplace health promotion