Noise is an environmental health problem that has not received sufficient attention. Physicians should become knowledgeable about the medical consequences of excessive noise, support legislation to reduce the problem and promote programs aimed at noise control and prevention of hearing loss. Questions about noise and hearing should be incorporated into the medical history, and pure-tone audiometry should be a part of periodic physical evaluations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice