Special Issue "Hearing Conservation"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 10151
Hearing conservation involves a large body of areas that people tend to overlook. Many consider conservation and protection synonyms, up to the point where even people involved in safety find providing hearing protectors an easy solution for noise problems in the workplace. However, simply handing over protectors is worthless if not preceded by noise assessment, selection of devices appropriate for the given workplace and, most importantly, a carefully crafted effort to teach why, where, when and how the protectors should be worn. Even then, there is still a need for hearing testing and analysis of the results to properly assess if protectors are really protective.
Hearing conservation is not always limited to noise. Other environmental factors can negatively affect hearing, too. Chemical agents, such as solvents, are well known to act synergistically with noise. The same applies to mechanical vibrations, whole-body as well as hands/arms ones.
Sound, in one way or another, affects everyone. The effects can be dangerous or pleasant, needed or unwanted. It is one of the five main ways in which we communicate with the outside world. How well we do this depends on the quality of our hearing, and we should thus thrive to keep it in as good a shape as possible.
This Special Issue of the journal aims to contribute to the knowledge of how to conserve it.
Dr. Alberto Behar
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- hearing loss
- hearing conservation
- noise control