Results of otologic referrals in an industrial hearing conservation program

R. A. Dobie, R. J. Archer

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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 107 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)294-301
Number of pages8
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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