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Document ID (ISN)57844
CIS number 92-619
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hohensee H.
Title Exposure to noise from earphones of dictating machines
Original title Die Geräuschbelastung durch Ohrhörer von Diktiergeräten [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1990, Vol.40, No.12, p.385-390. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Measurement of noise exposure of audiotypists in 67 offices yielded values ranging from 65.2dB(A) to 95dB(A). Of the measurements, 16% were above 90dB(A) and 19.5% between 85-90dB(A). Exposure levels were higher at high background noise levels. Recommendations to prevent hearing damage among audiotypists include the provision of prophylactic audiometric examinations and the reduction of background noise.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; office work; noise level measurement; recorders; keyboard operations
Descriptors (secondary) noise; offices; earphones
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work