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Document ID (ISN)108667
CIS number 08-1128
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fuente A., McPherson B.
Title Central auditory damage induced by solvent exposure
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.13, No.4, p.391-397. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract This study aimed to investigate possible auditory processing disorders related to solvent exposure. Thirty solvent-exposed workers and 30 matched controls were selected to participate in the study. Various data were collected by means of questionnaires, and participants underwent various audiometric tests including filtered speech (FS), random gap detection (RGD) and hearing-in-noise tests (HINT). Both groups of workers had normal mean hearing thresholds. However, significant differences between groups were observed for RGD, FS and HINT, probably related to solvent exposure.
Descriptors (primary) solvents; ototoxic effects; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; audiometric tests; speech audiometry; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHong Kong
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage