Noise, Vibrations, and Hearing Loss in the Workplace

  • Alberto Behar Ryerson University
  • Frank Russo Ryerson University
Keywords: hearing loss, mechanical vibrations, hand-arm and whole body vibrations, inner ear damage


This is a review of papers accessed from the Google ScholarTMand MendeleyTMdatabases that deal with risk of hearing loss when mechanical vibrations are also applied to the bodies of noise-exposed workers. Those vibrations arise from a wide variety of processes and operations performed in industry, mining and construction, forestry and agriculture, and public utilities. The referenced papers appear to support the theory that the risk of hearing loss increases when vibrations are also present.

Author Biography

Alberto Behar, Ryerson University
How to Cite
Behar A, Russo F. Noise, Vibrations, and Hearing Loss in the Workplace. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2019Dec.27 [cited 2020May31];47(4). Available from: //
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