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Document ID (ISN)72624
CIS number 99-642
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Solecki L.
Title Occupational hearing loss among selected farm tractor operators employed on large multiproduction farms in Poland
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.11, No.1, p.69-80. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract 45 farm tractor drivers from multiproduction farms were examined in order to estimate the degree of occupational hearing loss. Hearing loss of over 20dB was noted for 56% of operators within the highest frequency range of 3, 4 and 6 kHz, and for 22% of operators in the medium frequency range of 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 kHz. No hearing loss was observed in the control group. In the group of operators under 35 years of age a statistically significant correlation was observed between hearing loss and the length of employment in agriculture, whereas in the group of workers over 35 years of age hearing loss was more strongly correlated with age, although this was not statistically significant. Results confirmed that detected hearing loss among operators of farm tractors was caused by exposure to occupational noise on farms. Topics: age-linked differences; agricultural operations; audiometric tests; epidemiologic study; hearing loss; hearing threshold; length of service; noise level; noise; Poland; sound frequency; tractors.
Descriptors (primary) noise; hearing loss; agricultural operations; tractors
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; sound frequency; noise level; audiometric tests; epidemiologic study; hearing threshold; age-linked differences; length of service
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Road transportation
Noise