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Police officers and noise induced hearing loss

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

To evaluate the association between police employment and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) a cross-sectional study was performed on 887 policemen and 805 civil servants in France. After adjusting for potential cofounders, police officers were 1.4 times more likely to have a selective 4000 Hz hearing loss than civilservants (95% CI 1.1–1.9). This difference was greater between motorcycle police officers and civil servants (OR = 3; 95% CI 1.4–6.3). These data suggest that occupational noise exposure in police work, particularly in motorcycle police officers, may induce hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss in French police officers
François-Xavier Lesage, Nicolas Jovenin, Frederic Deschamps1 and Samuel Vincent Occupational Medicine 2009 59(7):483-486Read More…

To evaluate the association between police employment and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) a cross-sectional study was performed on 887 policemen and 805 civil servants in France. After adjusting for potential cofounders, police officers were 1.4 times more likely to have a selective 4000 Hz hearing loss than civilservants (95% CI 1.1–1.9). This difference was greater between motorcycle police officers and civil servants (OR = 3; 95% CI 1.4–6.3). These data suggest that occupational noise exposure in police work, particularly in motorcycle police officers, may induce hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss in French police officers
François-Xavier Lesage, Nicolas Jovenin, Frederic Deschamps1 and Samuel Vincent Occupational Medicine 2009 59(7):483-486Read More…

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