|Document ID (ISN)||107672|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kurmis A.P., Apps S.A.
||Occupationally-acquired noise-induced hearing loss: A senseless workplace hazard
||2nd Quarter 2007, Vol.20, No.2, p.127-136. Illus. 76 ref.
||The aim of this literature survey was to provide a synopsis of the current understanding of occupational noise-induced hearing loss and its impact on individual workers and on society at large, and to identify barriers to the systematic use of hearing protection. A number of publications describing the relationship between workplace-related noise exposure and subsequent development of employee hearing impairment demonstrate an overwhelming gender imbalance, with up to 97% of affected individuals being male. Industry-specific associations (e.g. mining, manufacturing and heavy construction) were well documented, as were exposures to specific ototoxic substances. However, evidence of integration of appraisal of the topically-current area of genetic susceptibility was often lacking. Much discordance still exists among international agencies in the prescriptive regulation and enforcement of "safe" exposure limits. Other findings are discussed.
||occupational diseases; noise level; ototoxic effects; hearing loss; organic solvents
||literature survey; hearing protection; manufacturing industries; safety consciousness; exposure evaluation; cost of diseases; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; dose-response relationship; mining industry; construction industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage