Assessment of occupational hearing requirements

Authors

  • Stanley Forshaw
  • Kevin Hamilton

Keywords:

Ability testing, Personnel selection, Standards, Occupational hearing requirements

Abstract

The Canadian Coast Guard is presently reviewing its medical standards and, in particular the physical requirements that are essential for safe and effective marine operations. Typically, hearing standards used by many defence and transportation organizations are based on pure-tone thresholds and do not address the suprathreshold requirements of an individual's duties or work environment. This paper summarizes the research that has been directed towards identifying the onset of hearing handicap and examines current standards in the light of this research. Recommendations are made concerning the procedures that should be employed in setting occupational hearing standards.

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Published

1997-03-01

How to Cite

1.
Forshaw S, Hamilton K. Assessment of occupational hearing requirements. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1997 Mar. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];25(1):3-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1066

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Section

Technical Articles