What is the risk of noise-induced hearing loss at 80, 85, 90 dB(A) and above?


Lutman, M.E. (2000) What is the risk of noise-induced hearing loss at 80, 85, 90 dB(A) and above? Occupational Medicine, 50, (4), 274-275.

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Regulations regarding risk from exposure to noise at work entail action at levels of 85 dB(A) and above. At 80 dB(A) there is no material risk in the vast majority of individuals. At 85 dB(A) there is a marginal risk with susceptible individuals accruing a significant hearing impairment from a lifetime of exposure. At 90 dB(A) and above the risk becomes material, with the majority of individuals accruing a significant hearing impairment.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0962-7480 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Human Sciences
ePrint ID: 10498
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:02
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10498

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