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Document ID (ISN)67489
CIS number 96-1874
ISSN - Serial title 0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jones C.M.
Title Occupational hearing loss and vibration induced disorders
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.313, p.223-226. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; compensation of occupational diseases; United Kingdom; audiometric tests; noise; hearing loss; hand-arm vibration
Descriptors (secondary) data sheet; survey
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Workers' compensation
Hearing protection