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Document ID (ISN)35934
CIS number 81-1255
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmidt E.G.
Title Noise exposure of ship's crews
Original title Lärmbelastungen der Besatzungen von Schiffen [in German]
Bibliographic information June 1980, Vol.30, No.6, p.213-217. Illus.
Abstract Statistical analysis of 9,000 noise level measurements taken on 400 ships (classification by age of ship, rotating speed of propeller shaft, areas on board - on-duty and off-duty areas). The risk of hearing damage is slightly higher on recently constructed vessels (faster ships of lower tonnage). A great many of the engine-room personnel were exposed to equivalent steady-state noise levels exceeding 89dB(A). In spite this high level of noise exposure, less than 40% of the technical personnel wore hearing protectors. Audiometric tests showed hearing loss in 21% of the technical personnel.
Descriptors (primary) noise; sea transport; hearing loss; ships
Descriptors (secondary) permanent threshold shift; audiometric tests; noise measurement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Water transportation