|Document ID (ISN)||67489|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational hearing loss and vibration induced disorders
||July 1996, Vol.313, p.223-226. Illus. 3 ref.
||This article is a synopsis of information on the medical aspects of occupational hearing loss and vibration-induced disorders. The incidence of hearing loss in the United Kingdom is reported (an estimated 13,000 received compensation benefits in 1992). The causes of deafness, its clinical presentation and diagnostic procedures together with audiometric screening in industry are summarized. The calculation of compensation benefits for disability from hearing loss is explained. The procedure for assessing noise exposure and the prevention of hearing loss, i.e. the appropriate ear protectors are described. Hand-arm vibration syndrome is presented together with its classification (Stockholm Workshop Scale). Diagnosis, prognosis and risk assessment aspects are also surveyed.
||hearing protection; compensation of occupational diseases; United Kingdom; audiometric tests; noise; hearing loss; hand-arm vibration
||data sheet; survey
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage