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Assessing occupational hearing loss: beyond noise exposures.

Authors
Morata-T
Source
Scand Audiol Suppl 1998 Jan; 27(Suppl 48):111-116
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20025512
Abstract
In recent years, findings that exposure to industrial chemicals may affect hearing and interact with noise brought to light a risk that had not been given substantial attention previously. The need for research becomes clear when the magnitude of the population of workers exposed to noise and chemicals and the number of potentially hazardous chemicals found in work environments are taken into consideration. The need for research is this area is further heightened by the fact that there are no guidelines or standards for combined exposures of chemical and physical agents. The present paper reviews the effects of combined exposures to chemicals and noise on hearing and examines study designs, hearing assessment alternatives, and strategies for the analysis of combined effects.
Keywords
Hearing-loss; Noise-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Occupational-exposure; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Solvents
CODEN
SAUSBF
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
thais.morata@niwl.se
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0107-8593
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Scandinavian Audiology Supplement
State
OH
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