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Document ID (ISN)111655
CIS number 11-0334
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Money A., Carder M., Turner S., Hussey L., Agius R.
Title Surveillance for work-related audiological disease in the UK: 1998-2006
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, p.226-233. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from prolonged occupational exposure to noise continues to rank among the top worldwide work-related ill-health problems. The objective of this study was to provide an overview of incident cases based on work-related audiological ill-health data collected over a 9-year period from occupational physicians (OPs), audiological physicians (APs), general practitioners and otorhinolaryngologists. A total of 2582 estimated cases were received from OPs and 2192 estimated cases of work-related audiological ill-health were received from consultant APs. In more than 95% of the cases, the causal agent was noise. Workers with the highest incidence were older males employed in public administration, defence and the manufacture of metals. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; noise; hearing loss; audiology; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) office work; diagnosis; industrial physicians; ear, nose and throat services; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; government services; defence services; health care personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage