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Occupational audiometry [electronic resource] : monitoring and protecting hearing at work /
Maryanne Maltby.
imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
description
240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0750666587, 9780750666589
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Book
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
isbn
0750666587
9780750666589
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11542501
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-235) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry
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Doody's Reviews, April 2006
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Main Description
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, which will be implemented into UK law in February 2006, will reduce noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees " hearing according to HSE guidelines.This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE "s guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors.Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work.
Main Description
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, which will be implemented into UK law in February 2006, will reduce noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees' hearing according to HSE guidelines. This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE's guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors. Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work.
Main Description
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, which will be implemented into UK law in February 2006, will reduce noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees' hearing according to HSE guidelines. This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE's guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors. Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work. * Fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses in Industrial Audiometry * Simple but accurate instructions for testing hearing and for undertaking otoscopic examination * Includes a brief explanation of background science: anatomy, physiology, medical aspects, acoustics
Main Description
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, implemented into UK law in February 2006, reduces noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels, such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees' hearing according to guidelines by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Long Description
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, which will be implemented into UK law in February 2006, will reduce noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees' hearing according to HSE guidelines. This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE's guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors. Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work. * Fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses in Industrial Audiometry * Simple butaccurate instructions for testing hearing and for undertaking otoscopic examination * Includes a brief explanation of background science: anatomy, physiology, medical aspects, acoustics
Bowker Data Service Summary
This practical guide gives occupational health professionals responsible for hearing conservation programmes in businesses, everything they need to know about setting up and managing the programme, as well as how to carry out the measuring of hearing.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Noise Induced Hearing Lossp. 1
Noise induced hearing lossp. 3
Noise in the workplacep. 20
Hearing conservationp. 27
Personal hearing protectionp. 46
Organisation of an audiometric health surveillance programmep. 60
Auditing and record keepingp. 79
Occupational Audiometryp. 93
Case history and otoscopic examinationp. 95
Audiometric techniques for occupational health monitoringp. 114
The audiogram and its categorisationp. 129
Action and Referralp. 145
Causes of hearing loss and the role of the physicianp. 147
Diagnostic audiometryp. 172
Rehabilitation and compensationp. 192
Background Sciencep. 209
Basic anatomy and physiology of the earp. 211
Basic acousticsp. 221
Referencesp. 232
Indexp. 236
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