|Document ID (ISN)||111655|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Money A., Carder M., Turner S., Hussey L., Agius R.
||Surveillance for work-related audiological disease in the UK: 1998-2006
||2011, Vol.61, p.226-233. Illus. 27 ref.
||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.
||United Kingdom; noise; hearing loss; audiology; frequency rates
||office work; diagnosis; industrial physicians; ear, nose and throat services; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; government services; defence services; health care personnel
||D - Periodical articles
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage