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Document ID (ISN)108113
CIS number 08-528
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-102
Author(s) Hudak R.L., Schulz T.Y., Randolph R.F.
Title Inquiring ears want to know: A fact sheet about your hearing test
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Nov. 2008. 2p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2008-102.pdf [in English]
Abstract Many workers receive an audiogram (hearing test) at some point, especially if they are in a hearing conservation program. This information sheet contains important answers to frequent questions workers ask about their audiograms. It addresses why workers should get regularly have their hearing tested, how to understand audiograms and why the results should be saved to help evaluate and maintain the worker's hearing. It also includes some basic information on the causes of hearing loss and how to prevent it.
Descriptors (primary) USA; audiometric tests; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; health programmes; public OSH institutions; data sheet; hearing threshold; earplugs; hearing level
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage