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Noise exposure, hearing protection used and noise injury in young adult farmers [online]

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Internet only - free access
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Moree, N.S.W.: RIRDC
Year:
2002
ISBN-ISSN:
0642585377
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Electronic resource
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Noise injury is a significant problem for the farming community, both in terms of its impact on farmers hearing and on their social life, often isolating farmers from their peers and families.

This report provides a detailed examination of the hearing of young adults who have participated in a hearing screening program at an agricultural field day over the last eight years. The finding for young adults that noise injury is both evident and increases is a significant concern for the farming community. This baseline information will allow Farmsafe Australia to progress its programs aimed at reducing noise injury in the farming
community and reflect on its success in years to come.
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