Hearing status among commercial pilots
2006 (English)In: INTER-NOISE 2006, Washington, D.C: Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA , 2006, 4231-4234 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study evaluates the hearing status of commercial pilots. Studies show that noise-induced hearing loss initially appears as a threshold shift in a specific frequency region. Deterioration in pure-tone average of the frequencies 3, 4 and 6 kHz is used as an indicator for noise-induced hearing loss and to evaluate hearing loss due to occupational noise exposure. The present study provides a comparison of the hearing status of commercial pilots and a reference group. The study looks at the high frequency pure-tone average for 3, 4 and 6 kHz of 658 commercial pilots. The pure-tone average was calculated from the regular health examinations of the pilots. The reference group was from a general adult population, aged 20 to 79 years, not exposed to hazardous occupational noise. The results indicate no influence from occupational noise exposure on the hearing status of commercial pilots.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, D.C: Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA , 2006. 4231-4234 p.
, Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006, 6
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186849ISBN: 978-1604231366ISBN: 160423136XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186849DiVA: diva2:573089
35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006, 3-6 December 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Sponsors: International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE)2012-11-292012-11-292012-11-30Bibliographically approved