Faculty Publications

Title

Occupational hearing loss in farmers

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Public Health Reports

Volume

107

Issue

2

First Page

188

Last Page

192

Abstract

Studies have shown that there is a great deal of high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss among farmers. The studies have failed, however, to differentiate farmers who have occupational noise exposure only from other potential hearing loss etiologies. This study, through extensive case history information, has isolated a farm noise-exposure group and matched its members by age with persons with no significant noise exposure. Results indicate that farmers exposed only to noise from farming have significantly poorer hearing sensitivity than persons not exposed to noise.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

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