Swine veterinarians and hearing loss: Summary of results of audiology testing at the 2002 AASV annual meeting
Leslie Kattelmann; William Epperson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM; Christopher Chase, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM
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Overall, the results of this survey suggest that hearing loss is more age related than occupational. No relationship between occupation and hearing loss could be established when number of respondents with hearing loss were compared using three variables: the number of years working in swine confinement facilities, lifetime occupational exposure to noise in swine facilities, and number of years of effective exposure to noise in swine facilities. Our results also suggest that non-occupational exposure to loud noise is more important to hearing loss than occupational exposure, although we do not intend to suggest that those working with swine should not use hearing protection.
Keywords: occupation, noise, hearing loss
Cite as: Kattelmann L, Epperson W, Chase C. Swine veterinarians and hearing loss: Summary of results of audiology testing at the 2002 AASV annual meeting. J Swine Health Prod 2005;13(1):34-37.
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