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These reports summarize a number of statistical measures for judging the success of the hearing loss prevention program in B.C. Information on the number of hearing tests conducted, types of hearing loss in workers, hearing protection use (by age and industry), average hearing levels in several occupations, and hearing loss claims costs are included.
All hearing tests are assigned a particular category. This report summarizes all the tests in B.C. for a given year. See explanation of these categories (linked to the attached document).
This is a summary of the category of test called "Early Warning Change" and its prevalence in a number of industries, ranging from construction to public schools.
This report examines the noise exposure of construction workers -- especially labourers, identifies the main noise sources to which workers are exposed to and discusses engineering controls capable of reducing the noise at source.
* PDF (316 KB)
This report summarizes hearing levels and hearing protection use for the B.C. Construction industry from 1988-1997.
* PDF (55 KB)
This report describes a study of the noise exposure for school music teachers.
* PDF (45 KB)
This report reviews the literature concerning the noise exposure and hearing loss of symphony orchestra musicians.
* PDF (43 KB)
This report describes an analysis of hearing test results from 1979 to 1996 submitted by the Sawmill industry.
* PDF (31 KB)
This report describes noise survey results for various operations including: automobile repair/service, garment industry, dry cleaning, and hospitals.
* PDF (170 KB)
This report describes noise survey results for various operations including: fast food, retail bakery, retail meat cutting, roofing, construction, and mobile equipment operators.
* PDF (126 KB)