Hazardous Decibels

  title={Hazardous Decibels},
  author={O. Hong and D. Samo},
  journal={Workplace Health & Safety},
  pages={313 - 319}
  • O. Hong, D. Samo
  • Published 2007
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Noise-induced hearing loss ranks among the most significant occupational health problems. In the united states, more than 1 million firefighters are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss due to exposure to hazardous levels of intermittent noise from sirens, air horns, and engines of emergency vehicles and fire trucks. Although irreversible, noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable through both engineering controls and personal protective equipment. This article describes occupational… CONTINUE READING
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