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Document ID (ISN)77357
CIS number 01-1507
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Knoche C., Meunier P., Smolik H.J.
Title Advantages and disadvantages of the main methods for assessing hearing risk caused by noise
Original title Avantages et inconvénients des principales méthodes d'évaluation du risque auditif lié au bruit [in French]
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.39, No.4, p.425-429. 7 ref.
Abstract There are two types of methods for assessing hearing risk caused by noise: measurement of the stressors or sonometry (dosimetry, sound spectrometry, 8h exposure dosimetry) and evaluation of the resulting strain (audiometry, evoked potential, otoacoustic emission). Based on their 15 years of experience, the authors sum up the main principles of these different techniques, their practical applicability and their advantages and drawbacks.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; hazard evaluation; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) speech interference; noise dosimetry; audiometric tests; description of technique; noise measurement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Risk evaluation