What can 35 years and over 700,000 measurements tell us about noise exposure in the mining industry?

Roberts, B. et al. (2017) International Journal of Audiology. 56(Supp.1) pp. 4-12


Objective: To analyse over 700,000 cross-sectional measurements from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA) and develop statistical models to predict noise exposure for a worker.

Conclusion: Overall noise levels in mines have been decreasing. However, this decrease has not been uniform across all mining sectors. The exposure predictions from the model will be useful to help predict hearing loss in workers in the mining industry.

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