Predictive validity of a retrospective measure of noise exposure.

  title={Predictive validity of a retrospective measure of noise exposure.},
  author={Roseanne McNamee and G. Burgess and W Martin Dippnall and Nicola Cherry},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={63 12},
AIMS To investigate the validity of measures of noise exposure derived retrospectively for a cohort of nuclear energy workers for the period 1950-98, by investigating their ability to predict hearing loss. METHODS Subjects were men aged 45-65 chosen from a larger group of employees--assembled for a nested case-control study of noise and death from ischaemic heart disease--who had had at least one audiogram after at least five years' work. Average hearing loss, across both ears and the… CONTINUE READING