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Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain

Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain

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Published by HSE Books in Sudbury .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementKeith T. Palmer ... [et al.].
SeriesContract research report -- 361
ContributionsPalmer, Keith T., University of Southampton., Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22821522M
ISBN 100717620875
OCLC/WorldCa54869274

A Medical Research Council survey in gave a prevalence estimate of , people in Great Britain suffering from hearing difficulties as a result of exposure to noise at work. Further statistics on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) are available on the dedicated statistics site. RESULTS: Twenty-five percent of current workers had a history of occupational noise exposure (14% exposed in the last year), 12% had hearing difficulty, 24% had hypertension, 28% had elevated cholesterol; 58%, 14%, and 9% of these cases can be attributed to occupational noise exposure.

Palmer KT, Griffin MJ, Syddall HE, et al. Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain. (abstract) Occup Environ Med. Sep; 59(9): –9. Power MR, Power D, Horstmanshof L.   Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted on police personnel who had undergone periodic medical examination over a month period. The diagnostic criteria for NIHL were (1) history of occupational noise exposure, (2) bilateral hearing loss, (3) hearing loss of ≥ 25 dBA at 4, Hz in two consecutive audiograms, and (4) no significant medical history affecting hearing.

  Blaring music into your ears via headphones is the most infamous cause of hearing loss. But several of the doctors we spoke with emphasized that many other sources of everyday noise exposure can add up, causing hearing loss — from video-game headphones to power tools. "The most common cause of hearing loss is occupational noise exposure. Get this from a library! Industrial noise and its effect on hearing: appraisal by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on the final report of the research made under Section 71 of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act into noise in industry and its effect on hearing.. [Harry W Crane, Sir; Great Britain. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.].


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Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain Download PDF EPUB FB2

Aims: To determine the prevalence of self reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally.

Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to 22 adults of working age selected at random from the age–sex registers of 34 British general practices Cited by: The objectives of this research were to determine the prevalence of self-reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working-aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally.

A questionnaire was mailed to 22 adults of working age selected at random from the age-sex registers of 34 Cited by: 6. The data also confirm that the prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus increases with duration of occupational exposure to noise, even after allowance for age; and indicate that occupational noise exposure is Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain book for an estimated men and 26 women with severe hearing difficulties in the 35–64 year age band in Great Britain Cited by: Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain Article in Occupational and Environmental Medicine 59(9) September with 7 Reads.

Abstract. Aims: To determine the prevalence of self reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to 22 adults of working age selected at random from the age–sex registers of 34 British.

nitus caused by occupational exposure to noise is not well established. • In this survey, 2% of working aged adults reported severe hearing difficulties, the problem being greatest in middle aged men; tinnitus was even more common.

• Risk of severe hearing difficulty and persistent tinnitus rose with years spent in a noisy job. CRR / Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain The objectives of this research were to determine the prevalence of self-reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working-aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable.

Background: An association has previously been reported between finger blanching and hearing difficulties, but only in workers with exposure to noise and hand transmitted vibration (HTV). Aims: To explore the association in a community sample, including cases who lacked occupational exposure to noise or HTV.

Method: A questionnaire was mailed to 12 subjects aged 35–64 years, chosen at. Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more.

Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and. Loud noise exposure has been consistently linked to increased odds of hearing loss.

1,5,7,26 In particular, occupational noise exposure risk has been associated with the development of tinnitus symptoms. 10,25, 27–30 In contrast, the Beaver Dam Study 6 failed to demonstrate an association between occupational noise exposure and the prevalence.

Standards. OSHA requires employers to implement a hearing conservation program when noise exposure is at or above 85 decibels averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). Hearing conservation programs strive to prevent initial occupational hearing loss, preserve and protect remaining hearing, and equip workers with the knowledge and hearing protection devices.

Aims: To explore the interaction of smoking and occupational exposure to noise as risk factors for hearing difficulty in the general population. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to 21 adults of working age, selected at random from the age-sex registers of 34 British general practices, and to members of the armed services, randomly selected from pay records.

occupational noise exposure in Great Britain; and e) to identify the occupations in which hearing difficulties and innitus are most common,t and to assess whether these are occupations in which workers often have to shout to be. You can lessen the risks of hearing difficulties and tinnitus by protecting your ears with earplugs or other hearing protection devices at all times.

Source: Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain, Occupational and environmental medicine,Abstract. Aims: To determine the prevalence of self reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally.

Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to 22 adults of working age selected at random from the age–sex registers of When this project was conceived, noise exposure of workers in the UK was governed by the Noise at Work Regulations (NAW)setting three action levels of 85, 90 and dBA.

The first two refer to noise exposure as assessed over an 8-h working day, and the third concerns impact or impulse noise. This blog discusses some of the non-auditory effects from occupational noise, including potential cardiovascular effects.

Occupational exposure to noise: evaluation, prevention and control. World Health Organization (WHO). Provides an in depth look at all aspects of noise. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Hearing; The Pathophysiology.

This book and CD-ROM is intended for occupational hygienists and other occupational health and safety personnel as an introduction to the subject and as a handbook.

It provides an overview of the evaluation, prevention and control of exposure to noise at the workplace, with a view to preventing noise-induced hearing loss. Abstract. The objectives of this research were to determine the prevalence of self-reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working-aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally.

A questionnaire was mailed to 22 adults of working age selected at random from the age-sex. Exposure to loud noise from all sources accounts for about 20 per cent of adult-onset hearing loss, while 16 per cent of the disabling hearing loss in adults is attributed to occupational noise.

Noise-induced hearing loss is considered the 15th most serious health problem in the world. Noise; Hearing protection; Hearing loss Abstract: Objectives were to determine the prevalence of self-reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working-aged people from the general population, and to estimate the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally.

The highest prevalence for severe hearing difficulties was 8% in the oldest age group (55–64 years), associated with lengthy exposure to workplace noise. Hearing difficulties were self-reported by 11% of a US National Health Interview Survey [ 31 ] of more than current industrial workers (of whom approximately 10% were aged 55–Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain.

By K Palmer, M Griffin, H Syddall, A Davis, B Pannett and D Coggon. Abstract.