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Document ID (ISN)58947
CIS number 92-1689
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thiery L., Meyer-Bisch C., Steunou M.T., Luong S.B.
Title Epidemiological assessment of hearing risk indicators in a group of workers exposed to partially impulsive industrial noise at levels between 87 and 90dB(A)
Original title Evaluation épidémiologique d'un indicateur de risque auditif dans une population exposée à des bruits partiellement impulsionnels et de niveaux compris entre 87 et 90dB(A) [in French]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.51, No.8, p.575-585. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract The identification of a hearing risk indicator was researched among the workers of an automobile body-shop. The cross-sectional epidemiological survey involved 234 workers exposed to noise. The hearing risk level of the studied population was compared both with data from the literature and standardised estimates from ISO/DIS 1999.2 (or NF S 31-013). The "early warning indicator" (HTL 346), mentioned in the French legislation on medical control, showed a level of risk greater than that expected from the equal energy principle. This result is related in discussion to the partially impulsive nature of the noise.
Descriptors (primary) impulse noise; hearing damage risk criteria; motor vehicle industry; permissible levels; exposure evaluation; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) noise; physical hazards; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Occupational exposure limits