Pulmonary and auditory function among experienced construction divers: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Skogstad1999PulmonaryAA,
  title={Pulmonary and auditory function among experienced construction divers: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Marit Skogstad and Tor Haldorsen and Helge Kjuus},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 7},
  pages={644-9}
}
We studied pulmonary and auditory function in a cross-sectional study of 26 experienced construction divers compared with 26 workshop workers matched for age, height, and smoking habits. The divers used air as breathing gas and performed open-sea bounce dives to a maximum of 50 m in sea water. The mean number of dives over a mean diving period of 20 yr (SD = 11) was 4746 (SD = 4743) (Range: 450-17000). Assessment of lung function included dynamic lung volume and flow and diffusion capacity… CONTINUE READING