Prevalence of hearing loss in the United States by industry.

  title={Prevalence of hearing loss in the United States by industry.},
  author={Elizabeth A Masterson and Sangwoo Tak and Christa L. Themann and David Wall and Matthew R Groenewold and James A. Deddens and Geoffrey Calvert},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={56 6},
BACKGROUND Twenty-two million workers are exposed to hazardous noise in the United States. The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of hearing loss among U.S. industries. METHODS We examined 2000-2008 audiograms for male and female workers ages 18-65, who had higher occupational noise exposures than the general population. Prevalence and adjusted prevalence ratios (PRs) for hearing loss were estimated and compared across industries. RESULTS In our sample, 18% of workers had… CONTINUE READING
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