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Document ID (ISN)103822
CIS number 05-120
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DMT 98 TF 132
Author(s) Eluard P.F.
Title Voice disorders among teachers
Original title Troubles de la voix chez les enseignants [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2004, No.98, p.221-238. Illus. 47 ref.
Internet access$File/TF132.pdf [in French]
Abstract In advanced societies, one third of the workers are employed in occupations where the voice is the primary means of communication. Dysphonia among teachers is a real pathology clearly documented in otolaryngology and phoniatrics, but in the context of individual care and prevention strategies. These disorders have not received much attention in occupational health in France. They do however represent a source of concern, as evidenced by the request by the social partners for this evaluation to be carried out. The study summarizes key features of occupational voice disorders, analyses results of epidemiological studies, identifies risk factors and occupations at risk and outlines an approach to prevention.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; teaching; risk factors; dysphonia
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; larynx; standing posture; epidemiological aspects; noise; public OSH institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)