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Document ID (ISN)18837
CIS number 73-1124
ISSN - Serial title Transactions of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor W.
Title The weavers of Dundee
Bibliographic information Apr. 1972, Vol.22, No.2, p.37-43. Illus.
Abstract A review of the noise hazard and levels of exposure amongst jute weavers in Dundee, Scotland. A report is given on the examination of 96 subjects with a minimum of 20 years' exposure to noise in jute weaving mills. The mean noise-exposure time to 100dB(A) weaving noise for the group of 96 weavers was 41.6yrs; mean age was 64.7yrs. It was found that these weavers had an average hearing loss of 36.6dB at 0.5, 1 and 2kHz, compared with 12.8dB for matched controls. The main handicap found amongst weavers in this survey was difficulty in speech communication. The problems involved in grading degrees of deafness are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) noise; weaving; jute industry; biological hazards; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; jute; textile machines and processes; length of service; comparative study; deafness; length of exposure; audiometric tests; hearing disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Noise
Biological hazards