|Document ID (ISN)||66441|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sokas R.K., Moussa M.A.A., Gomes J., Anderson J.A.D., Achuthan K.K., Thain A.B., Risheh Z.A.
||Noise-induced hearing loss, nationality, and blood pressure
||Aug. 1995, Vol.28, No.2, p.281-288. 22 ref.
||Analysis of medical records of 2,361 oil and gas extraction workers in the United Arab Emirates indicated that 610 of the workers had some degree of noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing status was associated with diastolic blood pressure, age, nationality and body mass index, although the effect was small. When national groupings were evaluated independently, hearing loss was associated with higher systolic and diastolic readings among Asians and Sub-Saharan Africans; no such association was found for Europeans, North Americans, Arabs or North Africans. Noise-induced hearing appears to be associated with elevated resting blood pressure only within certain ethnic groups.
||hearing loss; United Arab Emirates; petroleum and natural gas industry; blood pressure
||race-linked differences; body weight; age; hypertension
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Arab Emirates|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage