Accession Number : ADA180300

Title :   The Occurrence of Hearing Loss in a Cohort of Civilians Employed at a U.S. Navy Industrial Facility.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Helmkamp,James C ; Bone,Carig M ; Blood,Christopher G ; Kelley,Jan B ; Seidman,Joyce H

PDF Url : ADA180300

Report Date : 18 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Although hearing loss has been the focus of national surveys in the civilian population, these surveys typically do not include occupational exposure information. Furthermore, very few studies have addressed this problem in the military, particularly in industrial settings. Audiometric data, including hearing loss information, recorded and stored in the prototype application of the Navy's Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS) has not been systematically evaluated to identify military and civilian populations that are at high risk for hearing loss. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hearing loss in a cohort of Navy civilian workers employed at an industrialized facility. It is both appropriate and timely to look at hearing loss among civilian workers, as well as among the military, especially in relation to the recent Presidential initiative that established a government-wide five year goal of reducing civilian workplace injury/illness three percent per year.

Descriptors :   *DEAFNESS, *INDUSTRIAL NOISE, HEALTH SURVEYS, INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, NAVAL PERSONNEL, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AUDIOMETRY, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN POPULATION, FACILITIES, HIGH RATE, ILLNESS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, INDUSTRIES, POPULATION, PROTOTYPES, RISK, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE