Occupational hearing loss in farmers.

  title={Occupational hearing loss in farmers.},
  author={B L Plakke and Elisabetta Dar{\'e}},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={107 2},
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… CONTINUE READING
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