Twenty nine female and 97 male workers from three factories were screened for high frequency hearing loss and questioned regarding their knowledge and use of hearing protection. Similar proportions of men and women had noise induced hearing loss. Compared with men, women with noise induced hearing loss were more surprised to learn of their deafness and reported less knowledge and use of hearing protection. These results suggest that the incidence of noise induced hearing loss among women has been underestimated and that women workers' education regarding noise-induced hearing loss is neglected.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|