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ID (ISN) del documento47562
Número CIS 87-297
ISSN - Título de la serie Recherche Transport Sécurité
Año 1986
Número de serie
Autor(es) Pachiaudi G.
Título Noise in truck driver cabs and hearing damage in truck drivers
Título original Bruit dans les cabines de poids lourds et atteinte auditive des conducteurs [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Mar. 1986, p.13-20. Illus. 16 ref.
Resumen This study is concerned with drivers of long-distance trucks and aims to establish whether a causal relationship exists between noise levels inside the driver's cab and hearing damage in the drivers. Literature survey of the subject. Measurements of noise levels and hearing tests of 250 drivers. At low frequencies the noise exposure of drivers is below danger levels. Nevertheless, many drivers exhibit a bilateral hearing deficit (particularly in the left ear and at the frequency of 4000Hz). This deficit is related to age, job seniority and - to a lesser degree - the number of hours per week of exposure to noise. This hearing deficit is not sufficiently serious at retirement age to make the drivers eligible for compensation in France. More research is needed on the impact of low-frequency noise on hearing.
Descriptores (primarios) ruido; transporte de mercancias; exámenes audiométricos; déficit de la audición; camiones
Descriptores (secundarios) medida del nivel de ruido
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Ruido, audición, vibraciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Road transportation
Transport of materials
Noise