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Document ID (ISN)109222
CIS number 09-185
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stanbury M., Rafferty A., Rosenman K.
Title Prevalence of hearing loss and work-related noise-induced hearing loss in Michigan
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.50, No.1, p.72-79. 33 ref.
Abstract This study assessed the prevalence of self-reported hearing loss (HL) and work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the State of Michigan, USA. Questions related to HL and NIHL were included in a telephone survey-based surveillance system of health conditions among adults. It was found that 19% reported HL, with a proportion that increased steeply with age. Among those with HL, close to 30% reported it to be related to noise at work. Associations were found between HL/NIHL and current cigarette smoking and elevated cholesterol.
Descriptors (primary) Michigan; risk factors; hearing loss; noise
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; USA; cholesterol; frequency rates; survey; age-linked differences; medical supervision; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage