|Document ID (ISN)||110381|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wagstaff A.S., ┼rva P.
||Hearing loss in civilian airline and helicopter pilots compared to air traffic control personnel
||Oct. 2009, Vol.80, No.10, p.857-861. Illus. 16 ref.
||In order to investigate possible hearing loss as a consequence of aviation noise, audiometric data from Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel, airline pilots and helicopter pilots was compared. Male subjects randomly-selected from the Norwegian civil aviation staff included 50 ATC, 81 helicopter pilots and 51 airline pilots, who were subjected to audiometric testing at two intervals 2-3yrs apart. For all three groups, mean hearing threshold levels were above ISO 7129 values for most frequencies. The fact that helicopter pilots had similar hearing loss to their other aviation colleagues indicates that current hearing protection for these pilots is effective in counteracting the increased noise levels in helicopters. Other findings are discussed.
||aircraft; helicopters; air traffic control; air transport; hearing loss
||hearing protection; Norway; comparative study; audiometric tests; male workers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage