|Document ID (ISN)||108058|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Hernández Diaz A., González Méndez B.M.
||Hearing loss among workers exposed to industrial noise
||Alteraciones auditivas en trabajadores expuestos al ruido industrial [in Spanish]|
||Sep. 2007, Vol.LIII, No.208, p.9-19. Illus. 38 ref.
||This study examined the extent of hearing loss among workers exposed to industrial noise, as well as their exposure to various levels of noise. It involved 98 workers of an aluminium window frame factory in Havana, Cuba. A total of 77 cases (78.5%) of hearing loss attributable to noise were found; 30.6% of workers were exposed to noise levels that were avoidable when considering the nature of their work. Recommendations include reducing workplace noise levels whenever they exceed 85db(A), requiring the use of hearing protectors and implementing medical surveillance by means of annual audiometric tests.
||noise level; hearing loss; structural steel work
||hearing protection; Cuba; audiometric tests; noise level measurement; medical supervision; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Cuba|
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage