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Document ID (ISN)59272
CIS number 92-2044
ISBN(s) 3-89429-102-8
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Fb 636
Author(s) Schwarze S.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Long-term noise exposure and health
Original title Langjährige Lärmbelastung und Gesundheit [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1991. 300p. Illus. ca. 350 ref. Price: DEM 44.00.
Abstract A group of 164 workers with hearing impairment was interviewed to determine the occupational noise exposure. In addition, extensive medical examinations were performed. No significant relationship was found between systolic blood pressure and hearing loss. Systolic blood pressure was more closely associated with subjectively perceived noise annoyance than with the average life-time noise exposure level. For a group of 547 workers in the German iron and steel industry the causes of sickness absenteeism were determined. No connection with noise exposure could be found. In annex: sample questionnaire for medical diagnosis; incidence of past and present pathologies; results of clinical and audiometric examinations in 164 subjects suffering from hearing impairment; sample questionnaire on noise exposure. Detailed summaries in German, English and French.
Descriptors (primary) Germany (Federal Republic of); noise; sickness absenteeism; iron and steel industry; blood pressure; long-term exposure; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; hypertension; epidemiologic study; age; noise level
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Iron and steel industry
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage