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Document ID (ISN)58904
CIS number 92-1700
ISSN - Serial title 0020-6091 - Audiology
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neuberger M., K÷rpert K., Raber A., Schwetz F., Bauer P.
Title Hearing loss from industrial noise, head injury and ear disease: A multivariate analysis on audiometric examinations of 110,647 workers
Bibliographic information 1992, Vol.31, p.45-57. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Out of 260,917 Austrian workers who underwent a compulsory audiometric examination during the period 1976-1986, 110,647 were selected for this study on the basis of full-time exposure to well-defined noise >85dB(A) for a minimum of 6 months. The standardised audiogrammes and medical and occupational histories were analysed using loglinear and multiple linear regression. The most important factors for prediction of pure-tone hearing loss at 4kHz were found to be age, sex and noise immission level. For predicting speech impairment and handicap the history of ear disease, head injury and tinnitus were more important than noise immission level. Dose-response relationships are given to improve prevention and compensation of hearing loss from combined factors.
Descriptors (primary) noise; audiometric tests; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) diseases of ear and mastoid process; head injuries; synergism; tinnitus
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceAustria; Germany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage