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Document ID (ISN)39731
CIS number 83-671
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gaillac V.
Title Investigation of noise levels and hearing loss in inland water transport occupations
Original title Enquête sur les niveaux de bruit et les déficits auditifs dans les professions de la batellerie [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris V, Faculté de médecine Paris-Ouest, Paris, France, 1982, 54p. 10 ref.
Abstract Contents of this MD thesis: description and statistics of the French inland waterways fleet in 1982, notes on new vessels (self-propelled barges, push-tugs), freight, personnel employed. Results are given of 76 audiograms of workers performed in 1981, indicating incipient deafness, especially in young subjects. Measurements on board push-tugs indicate an almost continuous noise level above 80dB. Special medical supervision of these workers, including regular audiometry, is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) noise; audiometric tests; inland water transport; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) case study; France; barges; medical supervision; thesis; noise measurement; tugs
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Water transportation