Noise Control…..Down On The Farm! Part II

Agriculture is an industry in which workers encounter a wide variety of occupational exposures. The physical hazards from chemicals, accidents, agricultural machinery, animals and other hazards often result in immediate and obvious injuries that are easily recognized. Noise that accompanies many farming tasks causes the more insidious onset of noise-induced hearing loss. Farming is ranked among the…

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Noise Control – Down on the Farm! Part I

 Audiologists and other health professionals around the world have recognized for decades that noise exposure is a health hazard.  Governments worldwide control the amount of noise exposure for known hazard occupations such as manufacturing, construction, and other high noise work places. Just as noisy and sometimes much worse, recreational noises such as firearms, motorcycles, race…

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