|Document ID (ISN)||18837|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Transactions of the Society of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||The weavers of Dundee
||Apr. 1972, Vol.22, No.2, p.37-43. Illus.
||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.
||noise; weaving; jute industry; biological hazards; hearing loss
||noise level; jute; textile machines and processes; length of service; comparative study; deafness; length of exposure; audiometric tests; hearing disorders
||D - Periodical articles
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage