Working with vibrating machines with noise exposure increases the risk of hearing loss

The aim of this study was to examine the possible association of combined exposure of noise and hand-arm vibration (HAV) and the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Workers in a heavy engineering industry were part of a dynamic cohort. The results show that working with vibrating machines in an environment with noise exposure increases the risk of hearing loss, supporting an association between exposure to noise and HAV, and the noise-induced hearing loss.


Source : Hans Pettersson, Lage Burström, Mats Hagberg, Ronnie Lundström, Tohr Nilsson. Noise and hand-arm vibration exposure in relation to the risk of hearing loss. Health&Noise, 2012, Vol.14, Issue 59, Page 159-165. 

http://www.noiseandhealth.org/article.asp?issn=1463-1741;year=2012;volume=14;issue=59;spage=159;epage=165;aulast=Pettersson;type=0

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