Surveillance of hearing loss among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites.

@article{Dement2005SurveillanceOH,
  title={Surveillance of hearing loss among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites.},
  author={John Dement and Knut Ringen and Laura Welch and Eula Bingham and Patricia S Quinn},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={348-58}
}
BACKGROUND Medical screening programs at three Departments of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons facilities (Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Oak Ridge, and the Savannah River Site) have included audiometric testing since approximately 1996. This report summarizes hearing evaluations through March 31, 2003. METHODS Occupational examinations included a medical history, limited physical examination, and tests for medical effects from specific hazards, including audiometric testing. Hearing thresholds by… CONTINUE READING

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