Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain

Palmer, K.T.
September 2002
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Sep2002, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p634
Academic Journal
Presents a study that determines the prevalence of self-reported hearing difficulties and tinnitus in working-aged people from the general population, and estimates the risks from occupational exposure to noise and the number of attributable cases nationally. Study methods and results; Conclusion that significant hearing difficulties and tinnitus are common in men from the older working age range; Finding that both are strongly associated with years spent in a noisy occupation, a predominantly male exposure.


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