Genomes and Genes
Summary: Noise present in occupational, industrial, and factory situations.
Publications209 found, 100 shown here
- [Interactions between solvents and noise: state of the art]A Volpin
Dipartimento Medicina Ambientale e Sanità Pubblica Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
G Ital Med Lav Ergon 28:20-4. 2006..The present knowledge can not permit a conclusion for low exposure levels...
- Distribution of risk factors for hearing loss: implications for evaluating risk of occupational noise-induced hearing lossMary M Prince
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 112:557-67. 2002..S. industries studied in the 1968-72 NIOSH Occupational Noise and Hearing Survey (ONHS)...
- Noise exposure and hearing loss prevention programmes after 20 years of regulations in the United StatesW E Daniell
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98155, USA
Occup Environ Med 63:343-51. 2006..To evaluate noise exposures and hearing loss prevention efforts in industries with relatively high rates of workers' compensation claims for hearing loss...
- Cross-sectional study on occupational noise and hypertension in the workplaceMasaiwa Inoue
Department of Hygiene, Yamaguchi School of Medicine, Yamaguchi, Japan
Arch Environ Occup Health 60:106-10. 2005..48; 95% confidence interval = 0.28-0.81). The implementation of guidelines for occupational noise management might have contributed to the workers' concern over the prevention of adverse health effects ..
- Occupational noise, smoking, and a high body mass index are risk factors for age-related hearing impairment and moderate alcohol consumption is protective: a European population-based multicenter studyErik Fransen
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 9:264-76; discussion 261-3. 2008..Significant associations were found in the high as well as in the low frequencies. The results suggest that a healthy lifestyle can protect against age-related hearing impairment...
- Shift work, occupational noise and physical workload with ensuing development of blood pressure and their joint effect on the risk of coronary heart diseaseHanna Virkkunen
Tampere School of Public Health, FI 30104 University of Tampere, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 33:425-34. 2007..pressure (SBP) over an 8-year period was explored in groups defined according to exposure to shift work, occupational noise, and physical workload...
- Occupational noise exposure and risk of acoustic neuromaColin G Edwards
Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Am J Epidemiol 166:1252-8. 2007A small number of prior epidemiologic studies of occupational noise exposure based on self-report have suggested an association with acoustic neuroma...
- Occupational noise-induced tinnitus: does it affect workers' quality of life?Nuray Bayar Muluk
ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey
J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:65-71. 2008..This prospective study aimed to investigate the quality of life of workers in a steel factory...
- Associations of blood pressure and arterial compliance with occupational noise exposure in female workers of textile millChun hui Ni
Department of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China
Chin Med J (Engl) 120:1309-13. 2007..The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between hearing loss, blood pressure and arterial compliance of female workers who exposed to occupational noise in a textile mill.
- The risk of tinnitus following occupational noise exposure in workers with hearing loss or normal hearingTine Rubak
Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Int J Audiol 47:109-14. 2008..Furthermore our data indicates no risk of noise-induced tinnitus at exposure levels where no hearing loss would be expected, e.g. as usually encountered in non-industrial workplaces...
- The association between low levels of lead in blood and occupational noise-induced hearing loss in steel workersYaw Huei Hwang
Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Sci Total Environ 408:43-9. 2009..06 to 6.26 (p<0.05-p<0.005). We concluded that elevated blood lead at level below 10 microg/dL might enhance the noise-induced hearing loss. Future research needs to further explore the detailed mechanism...
- Noise-induced hearing loss is exacerbated by long-term smokingD C Wild
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
Clin Otolaryngol 30:517-20. 2005To analyse the influence of long-term smoking on the hearing threshold of individuals subjected to occupational noise exposure.
- Screening protocols for the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss: the role of conventional and extended high frequency audiometry may vary according to the years of employmentMaria Riga
ENT Department, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Demokritos University of Thrace, Thrace, Greece
Med Sci Monit 16:CR352-6. 2010Although occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) has become a major problem in industrialized societies, there is a notable lack of effective screening protocols to ensure its early diagnosis...
- The burdens of age-related and occupational noise-induced hearing loss in the United StatesRobert A Dobie
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA
Ear Hear 29:565-77. 2008Aging and noise are generally considered the most common causes of adult hearing loss in developed countries. This study estimates the contributions of aging and occupational noise in the United States.
- Estimating the effect of occupational noise exposure on hearing thresholds: the importance of adjusting for confounding variablesYuri Agrawal
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ear Hear 31:234-7. 2010To evaluate whether valid estimation of the effect of occupational noise exposure on hearing thresholds requires adjustment for factors other than age, sex, and race, which also influence hearing function.
- Audiometric notch as a sign of noise induced hearing lossD I McBride
Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, UK
Occup Environ Med 58:46-51. 2001..To investigate the relation between different types of exposure to noise and a classic sign of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), the audiometric notch...
- A retrospective assessment of occupational noise exposures for a longitudinal epidemiological studyH W Davies
School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Occup Environ Med 66:388-94. 2009....
- [Findings of standard and high-frequency audiometry in workers exposed to occupational noise for long durations]Sami Türkkahraman
Department of Otolaryngology, Kahramanmaras State Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg 10:137-42. 2003Changes in hearing thresholds were determined by standard and high-frequency audiometry in subjects exposed to occupational noise for long durations.
- Is there a relevant effect of noise and smoking on hearing? A population-based aging studyYasue Uchida
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chubu National Hospital, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, Aichi, Japan
Int J Audiol 44:86-91. 2005The objectives of the present study were to evaluate both the respective and combined effects of occupational noise exposure and smoking on hearing, taking age into consideration...
- Effects of coexposure to noise and mixture of organic solvents on hearing in dockyard workersMariola Sliwinska-Kowalska
Department of Physical Hazards, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
J Occup Environ Med 46:30-8. 2004..004 for each increment of the index of lifetime exposure to solvents. The results suggest an additive damaging effect of coexposure to noise and organic solvents to the auditory organ...
- Effectiveness of a tailored intervention to increase factory workers' use of hearing protectionSally L Lusk
School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0482, USA
Nurs Res 52:289-95. 2003..Previous research has shown that workers do not always use HPDs when required; therefore, it is essential that workers assume personal responsibility for preventing NIHL by increasing their use of HPDs...
- Impact of expert versus measurement-based occupational noise exposure estimates on exposure-response relationshipsMelissa C Friesen
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:837-44. 2008..We examined the sensitivity of the exposure-response relationship between occupational noise exposure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality using both expert- and measurement-based ..
- The triad of shift work, occupational noise, and physical workload and risk of coronary heart diseaseH Virkkunen
Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
Occup Environ Med 63:378-86. 2006..Shift work, noise, and physical workload are very common occupational exposures and they tend to cluster in the same groups of workers...
- Combined effect of smoking and occupational exposure to noise on hearing loss in steel factory workersT Mizoue
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
Occup Environ Med 60:56-9. 2003..Evidence has accumulated concerning the adverse effects of smoking on hearing acuity, but it is not clear whether smoking modifies the association between exposure to noise and hearing loss...
- Joint effects of smoking, noise exposure and age on hearing lossS Ferrite
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Occup Med (Lond) 55:48-53. 2005..Smoking has been shown to have adverse effects on hearing, but it's unclear whether smoking interacts with known causes of hearing loss such as noise exposure and ageing...
- Interaction of smoking and occupational noise exposure on hearing loss: a cross-sectional studyGholamreza Pouryaghoub
Department of Occupational Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
BMC Public Health 7:137. 2007..Besides, cigarette smoking is a common habit worldwide, and according to some recent studies smoking and noise may act in common causal pathways for hearing loss...
- Occupational noise exposure and hearing protector use in Canadian lumber millsHugh W Davies
School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
J Occup Environ Hyg 6:32-41. 2009..Determinants of noise exposure modeling offers a good method for the quantitative estimation of noise exposure...
- Understanding barriers to preventive health actions for occupational noise-induced hearing lossD S Patel
Department of Communication, Michigan State University, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, E Lansing, MI 48823 1212, USA
J Health Commun 6:155-68. 2001..Further analysis suggests that the environmental factors, rather than individual variables, more strongly influence decisions against protective actions. Recommendations and practical implications are offered...
- Occupational noise exposure during endourologic proceduresFrédéric Soucy
Surgery Division of Urology, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
J Endourol 22:1609-11. 2008..Long-term noise exposure in the workplace is a known cause of hearing loss. There has been limited study on the potential harm related to shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) or intracorporeal devices on patients and operating room personnel...
- High-frequency (10-18 kHz) hearing thresholds: reliability, and effects of age and occupational noise exposureH O Ahmed
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Occup Med (Lond) 51:245-58. 2001..25-8 kHz). The results of this study suggest that HFA might be used as an early indicator for noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma rather than audiometry at a conventional frequency (4 kHz), particularly for younger groups...
- Validity of self-reported occupational noise exposureKlaus Schlaefer
Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
Eur J Epidemiol 24:469-75. 2009..controls from the German Interphone Study to investigate the level of agreement between self-reported occupational noise exposure and a job-exposure-matrix (JEM) on noise exposure derived from a lifetime occupation calendar...
- Occupational noise exposure and hearing loss of workers in two plants in eastern Saudi ArabiaH O Ahmed
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Ann Occup Hyg 45:371-80. 2001OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of hearing loss associated with occupational noise exposure and other risk factors...
- Hearing loss associated with smoking and occupational noise exposure in a Japanese metal working companyKyoko Nomura
Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga, Tokyo, Japan
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:178-84. 2005..on hearing loss within the context of atherosclerosis was assessed, and the statistical interaction of occupational noise evaluated...
- Noise burden and the risk of myocardial infarctionStefan N Willich
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, 10098 Berlin, Germany
Eur Heart J 27:276-82. 2006..Chronic noise exposure is associated with adverse pathophysiological effects and may contribute to the progression of cardiovascular disease. We, therefore, determined the risk of noise for the incidence of myocardial infarction...
- Sensorineural hearing loss associated with occupational noise exposure: effects of age-correctionsSridhar Krishnamurti
Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:889-99. 2009..sensitivity in sixty-eight patients with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who reported significant occupational noise exposure histories...
- The global burden of occupational noise-induced hearing lossDeborah Imel Nelson
Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, Protection of the Human Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Am J Ind Med 48:446-58. 2005..Excessive noise is a global occupational health hazard with considerable social and physiological impacts, including noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This paper describes the worldwide morbidity of occupational NIHL in the year 2000...
- Cigarette smoking and hearing loss: the epidemiology of hearing loss studyK J Cruickshanks
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53705 2397, USA
JAMA 279:1715-9. 1998..Clinical studies have suggested that cigarette smoking may be associated with hearing loss, a common condition affecting older adults...
- Effects of occupational noise exposure on blood pressureTa Yuan Chang
Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei
J Occup Environ Med 45:1289-96. 2003..The occupational noise levels of the high-exposure workers with 85 +/- 8 dBA were significantly higher than those of the low-..
- [Ototoxic effects of carbon monoxide exposure: a review]Adriana Lacerda
Programa de Sciences Biomédicales Audiologie pela Université de Montréal, Canada
Pro Fono 17:403-12. 2005..Ototoxic effects of carbon monoxide exposure: a review...
- Working in noise with a hearing loss: perceptions from workers, supervisors, and hearing conservation program managersThais C Morata
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Ear Hear 26:529-45. 2005....
- [Prevalence and characterization of hearing loss in workers exposed to industrial noise of the turbogenerated electric plant of a petrochemical industry]María Montiel-López
Instituto de Medicina del Trabajo e Higiene Industrial, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Invest Clin 47:117-31. 2006..It is suggested the design and implantation of a program of auditory conservation to protect the health and security of the workers and to conduct a longitudinal study considering the findings of the present study as it basis...
- Challenges and strategies related to hearing loss among dairy farmersLouise Hass-Slavin
School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
J Rural Health 21:329-36. 2005..However, machinery and equipment on farms, such as older tractors, grain dryers, and vacuum pumps, can have noise levels, which may be dangerous to hearing with prolonged, unprotected exposure...
- [Combined exposure to noise and vibration and its effects on workers' hearing]Luiz Felipe Silva
Centro de Referência em Saúde do Trabalhador, Estado de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Rev Saude Publica 39:9-17. 2005..To assess the exposure of bus drivers to noise and whole-body vibration (WBV) and to examine the possibility of an association between these risk factors for noise-induced hearing loss...
- Farm noise emissions during common agricultural activitiesJ Depczynski
Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
J Agric Saf Health 11:325-34. 2005..However, farming activities involving machinery used for prolonged periods also present significant risks to farmers' hearing health. Noise management strategies on the farm are essential in order to prevent noise injury among farmers...
- The impact of hearing protection on sound localization and orienting behaviorBrian D Simpson
Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL HECB, 2610 Seventh St, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 7901, USA
Hum Factors 47:188-98. 2005..Potential applications of this research include high-noise military, aerospace, and industrial settings in which HPDs are necessary but wearing double protection may compromise safety and/or performance...
- Sleep quality in noise exposed Brazilian workersAna Lucia Rios
Division of Pulmonology, Department of General Medicine, University of São Paulo School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto São Paulo, Brazil
Noise Health 7:1-6. 2005..Sensori-neural deafness may represent an element of adaptation against noise during sleep...
- [Prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in metallurgical company]Maximiliano Ribeiro Guerra
Treinamento e Estudos em Saúde, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
Rev Saude Publica 39:238-44. 2005To analyze the prevalence of cases suggestive of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among metalworkers who were potentially exposed to occupational noise (from 83 to 102 dB).
- Noise exposure, awareness, attitudes and use of hearing protection in a steel rolling mill in NigeriaFoluwasayo E Ologe
University of Ilorin Otolaryngology, College of Medicine PMB 1515, Ilorin, Kwara 240001, Nigeria
Occup Med (Lond) 55:487-9. 2005..To study exposure to noise, the attitudes and knowledge towards noise-induced hearing loss and the actual use of hearing protection in a steel rolling mill in Nigeria...
- Prospective noise induced changes to hearing among construction industry apprenticesN S Seixas
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Occup Environ Med 62:309-17. 2005..To characterise the development of noise induced damage to hearing...
- Alternative metrics for noise exposure among construction workersNoah Seixas
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7234, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 49:493-502. 2005..The task-specific estimates of exposure using the various metrics will be applied to the cohort's work history to explore the importance of these alternative metrics in estimating risk of noise-induced damage...
- [Effects on hearing due to the occupational noise exposure of marble industry workers in the Federal District, Brazil]Marília Rabelo Holanda Camarano Harger
Departamento de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF
Rev Assoc Med Bras 50:396-9. 2004..To evaluate the prevalence of hearing loss, its degree and type, among workers in the marble industry in the Brazilian Federal District (FD)...
- Individual perception of noise exposure and hearing protection in industryPedro M Arezes
University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
Hum Factors 47:683-92. 2005..Actual or potential applications of this research include the definition of more accurate strategies for promoting and motivating the use of HPDs...
- Toxic solvents in car paints increase the risk of hearing loss associated with occupational exposure to moderate noise intensityA El-Shazly
Misr University for Science and Technology, College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Cairo, Egypt
B-ENT 2:1-5. 2006....
- A study on compliance to hearing conservation programme among industries in Negeri Sembilan, MalaysiaIbrahim Tamin Nor Saleha
Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Ind Health 44:584-91. 2006..The prevalence for standard threshold shift was inversely related to compliance. This study showed that compliance percentage need to be improved as an effort to prevent the hearing problems among workers exposed to noise...
- Noise monitoring and establishment of a comprehensive hearing conservation programMildred M Randolph
Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, USA
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 46:42-4. 2007..The tenets of a comprehensive Hearing Conservation Program are outlined...
- Sounds good to meRandy DeVaul
Brickhouse of NY, Inc, USA
Occup Health Saf 76:61-2, 64-8. 2007
- Nature of orchestral noiseIan O'Brien
The Queensland Orchestra, School of Music, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
J Acoust Soc Am 124:926-39. 2008..However, the findings also strongly support the notion that the true nature of orchestral noise is a great deal more complex than this simple statement would imply...
- [Epidemiology of occupational diseases in Tarnow and Tarnow District in years 1994-2003]Barbara Madej
Powiatowej Stacji Sanitamo Epidemiologicznej w Tarnowie
Przegl Lek 63:49-52. 2006..A diversification of the occupational diseases occurance among women and men was showed. Noxious agents being the reason for occupational diseases were presented...
- A pilot study to prevent hearing loss in farmersDonna M Gates
College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 0038, USA
Public Health Nurs 24:547-53. 2007..Determine the feasibility and outcome of a pilot program to increase farm workers' use of hearing protection when performing activities with high noise exposure...
- Hearing impairment among mill workers in small scale enterprises in southwest NigeriaFolashade O Omokhodion
Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Noise Health 9:75-7. 2007..Health education and provision of low cost ear plugs will reduce the occurrence and severity of hearing impairment among these low income workers...
- Noise exposures during potato processing and manufacture of animal feedC Achutan
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
J Agric Saf Health 13:367-74. 2007..reached or exceeded the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limit for occupational noise. Four of these employees were from the potato processing area, and one was from the alfalfa pellet-mill ..
- Noise exposure and noise induced hearing loss among Kuala Lumpur traffic point duty personnelN Thomas
Department of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Med J Malaysia 62:152-5. 2007..Results of audiometric tests revealed that out of 30 who were tested, 24 or 80% were positive for noise-induced hearing loss. A questionnaire survey revealed a lack of knowledge on occupational safety and personal protective equipment...
- Testing decisional balance and self-efficacy applied to workers' use of hearing protectionDelbert M Raymond
College of Nursing, Wayne State University, 250 Cohn Building, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Nurs Res 55:328-35. 2006..The continued prevalence of low rates of hearing protection device (HPD) use by workers exposed to hazardous noise requires ongoing efforts to investigate ways to increase HPD use...
- Occupational noise exposure and sensorineural hearing loss among workers of a steel rolling millFoluwasayo E Ologe
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:618-21. 2006..The prevalence of sensorineural hearing loss among the study population is high; and noise exposure is at least contributory. Pre-employment and regular audiometry while on the job is highly recommended...
- Hazardous decibels: hearing health of firefightersOiSaeng Hong
University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
AAOHN J 55:313-9. 2007..This article describes occupational noise exposure, hearing loss, and strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss among firefighters.
- Noise in the workplace and hearing lossJeff Birkner
Occup Health Saf 77:62, 64. 2008
- Bad assumptions about hearing protectionBrad Witt
Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC
Occup Health Saf 77:56, 58, 60. 2008
- Factors affecting farm noise during common agricultural activitiesR C Franklin
Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
J Agric Saf Health 12:117-25. 2006..This information has been incorporated into material about hearing and discussions with farmers who participated in field day hearing screening programs in Australia...
- Predictive validity of a retrospective measure of noise exposureR McNamee
Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Occup Environ Med 63:808-12. 2006..To investigate the validity of measures of noise exposure derived retrospectively for a cohort of nuclear energy workers for the period 1950-98, by investigating their ability to predict hearing loss...
- Variability of real-world hearing protector attenuation measurementsRichard Neitzel
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4695, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 50:679-91. 2006..UFs ranged from 8.8 to 13.5 dB. These findings highlight the importance of evaluating variability in individual-specific protection results for personal protective equipment like HPDs, rather than relying on single measurements...
- Perception and attitudes of firefighters on noise exposure and hearing lossOiSaeng Hong
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 5:210-5. 2008..and (2) to describe the attitudes and beliefs of firefighters concerning the importance of their hearing, occupational noise exposure, NIHL, and HPD use...
- [Audiometric evaluation in extended high frequencies of individuals exposed to occupational noise]Maria Angélica de Almeida Porto
Departamento de Fonoaudiologia da Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru da Universidade de São Paulo
Pro Fono 16:237-50. 2004..Audiometric evaluation in extended high frequencies...
- Noise-induced hearing loss and hearing conservation in miningDavid I McBride
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand
Occup Med (Lond) 54:290-6. 2004..Noise exposure is prevalent in mining, and as the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss has not changed much in the past two decades, hearing conservation is an important issue...
- Increased reporting of occupational hearing loss: workers' compensation in Washington State, 1984-1998William E Daniell
Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
Am J Ind Med 42:502-10. 2002..Workers' compensation claims for hearing loss increased two-fold during 1984-1991 in Washington State...
- Task-based assessment of occupational vibration and noise exposures in forestry workersRichard Neitzel
Department of Environmental Health, Box 354695, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4695, USA
AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:617-27. 2002..An internal validation substudy indicated excellent agreement between worker-reported and researcher-documented tasks and tools...
- [Occupational hearing loss: new principles of certification]Wojciech J Guzek
Samodzielnej Pracowni Otolaryngologii i Audiologii Zawodowej Instytutu Medycyny Pracy im prof J Nofera w Łodzi
Med Pr 53:387-90. 2002..Both the definition of the pathology and new principles for its certification as an occupational disease were intended to harmonize Polish regulations with respective legislation of the EU countries...
- Noise induced hearing loss among industrial workers in Dar es SalaamB M Minja
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Muhimbili University, College of Health Sciences, P O Box 65001 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
East Afr Med J 80:298-302. 2003....
- [Occupational hearing loss: new diagnostic opportunities]Wiesław J Sułkowski
Samodzielnej Pracowni Otolaryngologii i Audiologii Zawodowej Instytutu Medycyny Pracy, Łodzi
Med Pr 53:457-9. 2002..A growing significance of these methods, especially in frequent cases of the aggravation and simulation among persons who claim for certification of occupational noise-induced hearing loss, was highlighted.
- Noise induced hearing loss in dance music disc jockeys and an examination of sound levels in nightclubsAdam Bray
Otolaryngology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Laryngol Otol 118:123-8. 2004..It can be concluded that DJs are at substantial risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss and noise exposure in nightclubs frequently exceeds safe levels...
- The contribution of focus groups in the evaluation of hearing conservation program (HCP) effectivenessMary M Prince
J Safety Res 35:91-106. 2004....
- Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great BritainK T Palmer
MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Community Clinical Sciences, Southhampton General Hospital, University of Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
Occup Environ Med 59:634-9. 2002....
- Hearing conservation in industrySue Swan
University of Washington, Department of Environmental Health, Seattle, Wash, USA
Occup Health Saf 71:78-80. 2002
- Occupational noise and effects on blood pressure: exploring the relationship of hypertension and noise exposure in workersPamela J Penney
Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI, USA
AAOHN J 52:476-80. 2004..Often only hearing loss is thought of when one refers to occupational noise, but there may be other factors to consider when addressing occupational noise such as blood pressure...
- Dog noise as a risk factor for hearing loss among police dog handlersAlastair Reid
RAF Medical Boards, RAF Henlow, Henlow SG16 6DN, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 54:535-9. 2004..To determine the sources of noise exposure among police dog handlers and to examine whether these levels might lead to noise-induced hearing loss...
- [Noise-related occupational risk aboard fishing vessels: considerations on prevention and the protection of exposed workers]V Rapisarda
Clinica di Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Messina, Italy
G Ital Med Lav Ergon 26:191-6. 2004....
- Hearing protection. Construction noise strategiesRick Neitzel
University of Washington, Department of Environmental Health, Seattle, Wash, USA
Occup Health Saf 71:72-6. 2002
- [Current viewpoints on hearing loss caused by occupational and leisure noise]S Plontke
Universitätsklinik für Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde Tübingen, Elfriede Aulhorn Strasse 5, 72076 Tubingen
Laryngorhinootologie 83:S122-64. 2004
- Association of work-related accidents with noise exposure in the workplace and noise-induced hearing loss based on the experience of some 240,000 person-years of observationMichel Picard
Universite de Montreal, Ecole d Orthophonie et d Audiologie, C P 6128, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7
Accid Anal Prev 40:1644-52. 2008This retrospective study explores the association between occupational noise exposure at the time of hearing tests, permanent noise-induced hearing loss and work-related accident risk...
- Race and sex differences in age-related hearing loss: the Health, Aging and Body Composition StudyElizabeth P Helzner
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2119-27. 2005..To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for hearing loss in a sample of 2,052 older adults (aged 73-84; 46.9% male, 37.3% black) enrolled in the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study...
- The effects of aging on distortion-product otoacoustic emissions in adults with normal hearingYasue Uchida
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Morioka, Aichi, Japan
Ear Hear 29:176-84. 2008..Therefore, in selecting subjects, we applied the stringent criterion in pure-tone thresholds (PTT) to limit dispersion among normal-hearing thresholds...
- Transient but not sustained blood pressure increments by occupational noise. An ambulatory blood pressure measurement studyR Fogari
Clinica Medica I, Dipartimento di Medicina Inerna e Terapia Medica, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Universita di Pavia, Italy
J Hypertens 19:1021-7. 2001..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of occupational noise exposure on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in normotensive subjects.
- The prevalence and correlates of hearing loss in drivers in isfahan, iranMohsen Janghorbani
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Arch Iran Med 12:128-34. 2009There are no data on the prevalence of occupational noise-induced hearing loss in drivers using standard audiometric testing...
- The effects of smoking and alcohol consumption on age-related hearing loss: the Blue Mountains Hearing StudyB Gopinath
Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Ear Hear 31:277-82. 2010..We aimed to investigate the temporal association between smoking or alcohol consumption and hearing loss, and to confirm previously published cross-sectional associations...
- Self-assessed auditory symptoms, noise exposure, and measured auditory function among healthy young Swedish menPer Muhr
The Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, and the Department of Audiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Int J Audiol 49:317-25. 2010..2%, 15.5%, and 14.5% respectively. Exposure to occupational noise often was reported by 21.4%, and playing loud music often by 16.5%...
- Notched audiograms and noise exposure history in older adultsDavid M Nondahl
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 2397, USA
Ear Hear 30:696-703. 2009..Using data from a population-based cohort study, we compared four published algorithms for identifying notched audiograms and compared their resulting classifications with noise exposure history...
- Distortion product otoacoustic emissions and tympanometric measurements in an adult population-based studyYasue Uchida
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, 36 3 Gengo, Morioka, Obu, Aichi, Japan
Auris Nasus Larynx 33:397-401. 2006....
- Occupational noise-induced hearing loss in IndiaSubroto S Nandi
National Institute of Miners Health, JNARDDC Campus, Wadi, Nagpur 440 023, India
Indian J Occup Environ Med 12:53-6. 2008..Worldwide, 16% of the disabling hearing loss in adults is attributed to occupational noise, ranging from 7 to 21% in the various subregions...
- [Quality control of audiologic results in a university phoniatric/pediatric institution. An example of expert assessment of occupational noise induced hearing loss]S Brosch
Bereich Phoniatrie und Pädaudiologie der Klinik für Hals, Nasen, Ohrenheilkunde, Universitat Tubingen
HNO 53:716-21. 2005..These were compared with a formal audiometrical assessment at a university clinic...
- Is age-related maculopathy related to hearing loss?R Klein
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison 53705 2397, USA
Arch Ophthalmol 116:360-5. 1998..To describe the relationship of age-related maculopathy (ARM) to hearing loss...
- Combined effects of ototoxic solvents and noise on hearing in automobile plant workers in IranSaber Mohammadi
Department and Occupational Medicine Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Arh Hig Rada Toksikol 61:267-74. 2010Exposure of workers to mixtures of organic solvents and to occupational noise is frequent in a number of industries. Recent studies suggest that exposure to both can cause a more severe hearing loss than exposure to noise alone...
- [Utility and limitations of speech audiometry testing in the detection of occupational noise-induced hearing loss: a comparative study in two groups in the hospital setting]E Babin
CHU de Caen, Service ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico Faciale, Avenue de la Cote de Nacre, F 14033 Caen, France
Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord) 123:213-7. 2002..The objective of this study is the evaluation of the calculation of 100% intelligibility threshold and noise resistance index as a monitoring test in populations exposed to noise in their work environment...
- Noise, Solvents, and Hearing LossPeter Rabinowitz; Fiscal Year: 2004..A nested case control study will match cases of hearing loss identified in the cohort with controls by age at hire, year of hire, sex, and gender, to further explore these relationships. ..
- Eradication of Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing LossKevin Michael; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Tribal Community-Based Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and TinnitusWilliam Martin; Fiscal Year: 2007..The target populations are 4th, 7lh and 10lh grade students, tribal school teachers, adults exposed to occupational noise, and adults from the general population, from two Northwest tribes...
- Antioxidant-Mediated Prevention of Sensory Cell Death and Hearing LossDavid Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2007..form of hearing loss, followed by noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from exposure to hazardous levels of occupational noise. Availability of an effective treatment that prevents hearing loss in at-risk human populations would ..
- Farm Family Total Noise Exposure AssessementSheryl Milz; Fiscal Year: 2005DESCRIPTION: An evaluation of occupational and non-occupational noise exposures of persons living and working on farms during the planting season, growing season, and harvesting season is proposed as a pilot project to (i) characterize ..
- Genetic Predisposition to Noise Induced Hearing LossROBERT TAGGART; Fiscal Year: 2002..PTS and control subjects will be compared for mutations in candidate genes, history of occupational noise exposure and other epidemiological factors (i.e...
- Daily Exposure Monitoring Intervention to Prevent Hearing LossPeter Rabinowitz; Fiscal Year: 2007..Exposure Monitoring of Noise (DEMON) study is a worksite intervention trial of new technology to reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss through daily noise exposure monitoring...
- Daily Exposure Monitoring Intervention to Prevent Hearing LossPeter MacGarr Rabinowitz; Fiscal Year: 2010..Exposure Monitoring of Noise (DEMON) study is a worksite intervention trial of new technology to reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss through daily noise exposure monitoring...
- Daily Exposure Monitoring Intervention to Prevent Hearing LossPeter Rabinowitz; Fiscal Year: 2009..Exposure Monitoring of Noise (DEMON) study is a worksite intervention trial of new technology to reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss through daily noise exposure monitoring...
- EPIDEMIC OCCUPATIONAL HEARING LOSS IN WASHINGTON STATEWilliam Daniell; Fiscal Year: 2001..OHL: (a) noise levels that exceed legal standards, (b) under-utilization of feasible noise controls, and (c) hearing conservation programs that are not compliant with legal standards and/or are not optimally effective? ..
- Longitudinal follow-up of hearing in construction workersNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Characterization of manganese exposure biomarkers among welder apprenticesNoah S Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Training and Reinforcement on HPD UseNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2007..Results will be presented for scientific publication and developed into guidance and training materials for use by the industry and trades. ..
- Longitudinal follow-up of hearing in construction workersNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Longitudinal follow-up of hearing in construction workersNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- PEAK EXPOSURES IN ALUMINUM SMELTINGNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Control of welding fume exposures in shipbuilding confined spacesNoah S Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention designed to increase shipyard welders'use of ventilation equipment in reducing welding fume exposure levels. ..
- HEARING DAMAGE AMONG NEWLY-HIRED CONSTRUCTION WORKERSNoah Seixas; Fiscal Year: 2003..The study will exploit the repeated measures design on a naive cohort, and individual measures of exposure to avoid and control problems of bias and exposure measurement error. ..
- HEARING HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL NOISE EXPOSUREROGER HAMERNIK; Fiscal Year: 2006..A large sample size and a wide variation of exposure parameters are necessary to insure statistical power for the correlations that will be made among the independent (noise parameters) and dependent (measures of trauma) variables. ..
- RETINAL ARTERIOLAR ABNORMALITIES AND CV MORTALITYRonald Klein; Fiscal Year: 2002..Data from this study will improve the understanding of the association between microvascular characteristics and cardiovascular mortality. ..
- A Multi-site Intervention to Reduce Violence in Hospital Emergency DepartmentsDonna Gates; Fiscal Year: 2009..This study will test an intervention that could improve the work conditions for over 1 million ED healthcare workers and improve the care for millions of patients who visit EDs each year. ..
- Model for prediction of noise-induced hearing lossROGER HAMERNIK; Fiscal Year: 2005..The chinchilla model can be used as a template or a guide for developing a human model possibly from some of the existing human data from which current standards were developed. ..
- HEARING HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL NOISE EXPOSUREROGER HAMERNIK; Fiscal Year: 2009..The proposed research is aimed at developing a new noise measurement and evaluation strategy. That will predict the potential of an industrial noise to produce hearing loss. ..
- REPEAT MAMMOGRAPHY AMONG LOW INCOME AND MINORITY WOMENMaria Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003..g. stage of mammography adoption, self-efficacy, attitudes toward mammography, and perceived susceptibility to breast cancer). ..
- Improved MRI Guided Thermal Treatment of CancerJoel Felmlee; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Partnering to Reduce Obesity with Environmental ChangesDonna Gates; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease RiskRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
- EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPUTER-BASED HEARING TEST & TRAININGOi Saeng Hong; Fiscal Year: 2002..Results from the proposed project will provide a model for future intervention research in occupational safety and health area and aid in reducing a serious preventable impairment, NIHL. ..
- Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare WorkersRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Tele-electrocardiography in Emergency Cardiac CareBarbara Drew; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..