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Industrial noise and conservation of hearing.

Authors
Michael-K; Byrne-DC
Source
Patty's Industrial Hygiene, 2000, 5th ed. Vol. 2. Harris RL, ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; :757-810
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NIOSHTIC No.
20021013
Abstract
Exposure to industrial noise and the resulting effect of occupational hearing loss is a common problem across nearly all industries. High noise levels also cause interference with verbal communication and warning signals, which can have a significant impact on safety and work performance. Finally, noise can be considered as a source of stress for workers, producing unwanted physiological and psychological effects that can lead to a degraded quality of life. Typically, noise-induced hearing loss develops slowly, and usually goes unnoticed until a significant impairment has occurred. Fortunately, occupational hearing loss is nearly always preventable. Prevention of noise induced hearing loss benefits the employer as well as the individual employees. An effective hearing conservation program promotes good labor-management relations, which can lead to increased morale and productivity. Employers enjoy the benefits of reduced medical expenses and worker compensation payments, and employees can expect to maintain their hearing health well into their retirement years.
Keywords
Industrial-noise; Industrial-safety; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Hearing-loss; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-protection; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-analysis; Noise-exposure; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Noise-sources; Statistical-analysis; Workplace-studies
Publication Date
20000101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Harris-RL
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0471297844
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Patty's Industrial Hygiene. 5th ed. Vol. 2
State
NY; PA
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