Otologic referral in industrial hearing conservation programs

Robert A. Dobie

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Baseline and periodic audiometry was performed on noise-exposed workers in 21 industrial plants. Workers showing moderate hearing loss, asymmetry, or significant threshold shifts were referred for otologic evaluation. The overall referral rate was 2.76%. Of 707 referrals, 53% had otologic diagnoses other than noise-induced hearing loss or required specific intervention, or both. The results support the use of criteria at least as stringent as those used in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-761
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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