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Document ID (ISN)56968
CIS number 91-2025
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0304-0
Year 1988
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 3/1988
Author(s) Taylor R.
Title A small-scale survey into the use of audiometry in practice
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, St. Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3QY, United Kingdom, 1988. 50p. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract The aim of this survey was to find out why and how audiometry was practiced by various enterprises, and what use was made of audiometric results. Eleven employers and one independent training, safety and medical organisation were visited. The report concludes that among employers who practice audiometry, hearing levels of employees are not deteriorating to a significant extent, thanks to the use of hearing protection; that if hearing threshold levels rise significantly, for whatever reason, they will be detected; that audiometry is an educational tool which brings about more assiduous use of hearing protection.
Descriptors (primary) audiometric tests; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; United Kingdom; information of personnel; hearing level; hearing threshold; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise