Noise, Vibrations, and Hearing Loss in the Workplace
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.
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