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Main Title Analysis of noise-related auditory and associated health problems in the U.S. adult population (1971-1975) vol. 1 {MICROFICHE}
Author Singer, Judith D. ; Tomberlin, T. J. ; Smith, J. M. ; Schrier, A. J.
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher ABT Associates for US Environmental Protection Agency
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-01-6264; EPA-550/9-82-103A
Stock Number PB82-218629
Subjects Auditory health
Additional Subjects Auditory defects ; Hypertension ; Auditory perception ; Adults ; United States ; Demographic surveys ; Audiometry ; Noise(Sound) ; Noise induced hearing loss ; Occupational noise
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-218629 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 196 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Analyses presented are based on the national probability subsample of 6913 adults aged 25-74 years who were administered an audiometric test as well as detailed questionnaires and physical examinations dealing with hypertension and a variety of other health conditions. Detailed occupational descriptions were used to estimate approximate eight-hour noise levels for the sample of 3842 adults aged 25-74 years in the workforce. Among the major findings (1) Hearing impairment is a widespread health problem in the United States; (2) Occupational noise exposure was identified as a major risk factor associated with the prevalence of hearing impairment among men; (3) Occupational noise exposure was not significantly related to hearing sensitivity among working women; (4) Occupational noise exposure was found to have a weak, but nevertheless significant association with hypertension for both men and women; (5) Among men, occupational noise exposure was associated with overall physical health, whereas among women, it was associated with only overall psychological health; and (6) No conclusive relationships were found between occupational noise exposure and the remaining indicators of specific health conditions.
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