Occupational Hearing Loss Second Edition

Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824788141
Release Date: 1993-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This second edition of the standard reference in the field has been entirely rewritten and updated to reflect the latest methods for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, and the most recent practices in initiating a hearing conservation programme.;Maintaining and enhancing the comprehensive presentation of the first edition, Occupational Hearing Loss: explicates specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, and the principles of measuring hearing loss; shows how to establish damage risk criteria; summarizes the problems of hearing conservation in the diving industry; offers an expanded list of questions to be used when taking the histories of patients with otological complaints; explaines the audiogram and its interpretation, including information about masking, and updates computerized audiometry; supplies new information about brain stem evoked-response audiometry, acoustic emission testing and other special hearing tests; delineates the causes of conductive hearing loss and their management; and discusses legislative and compensatory aspects of hearing loss, and gives in-depth information about calculating hearing impairment.;With over 1000 literature citations, tables and figures, Occupational Hearing Loss should be of use to to occupational physicians, audiologists, health and safety engineers, industrial hygienists, otolaryngologists, residents, trial attorneys, judges, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Occupational Hearing Loss Third Edition

Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420015478
Release Date: 2006-04-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss. See what's new in the Third Edition: New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.

Occupational Health Practice

Author: H A Waldron
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9781483164267
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

Occupational Health Practice, Third Edition is a comprehensive account of the practice of protecting and improving health in the workplace. Topics covered by this book include pre-placement screening; principles of toxicology; the mental health of people at work; and thermal stresses in occupations. The principles of occupational epidemiology, sickness absence, toxicity testing of industrial chemicals, ergonomics, and the use of protective clothing in the workplace are also discussed. This book is comprised of 28 chapters and begins by outlining developments in occupational health practice, along with the monitoring of occupational diseases. The chapters that follow explore the mental health of people at work and the health effects of vibration, noise, and ionizing radiation in the workplace. The text also considers emergency medical treatment in the workplace; vocational rehabilitation and resettlement of people with disabilities; occupational health services for migrant workers; and special problems in occupational health in developing countries. The final chapter describes health promotion and counseling in the workplace. Suggestions as to how the occupational health professional should deal with perturbations in the health of the worker and workplace are included. This monograph will be of value to occupational health practitioners.

Medical Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss Third Edition

Author: Robert A. Dobie
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 9781597568562
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Medical

Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition includes the most accurate and current developments in the field with more than 250 new references. A comprehensive guide on hearing loss and the law, it examines claims, court cases, and the evolution of hearing conservation. This text addresses age-related hearing loss, genetics of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) - with a newly revised international standard (ISO-1999, 2013) that presents a comprehensive predictive model for NIHL, critical in medical-legal evaluation. Also examined is hearing loss due to toxins, trauma, and disease, as well as the effects of cardiovascular risk factors, race, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, included tutorial discussions of acoustics, hearing, and hearing testing will be valuable to attorneys and other nonclinicians. New or expanded topics include: The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Association’s method of measurement of hearing disability This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482231342
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284046038
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field. Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style. Key Features: Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts Student & Instructor Resources: This text comes packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, a comprehensive package of mobile-ready course materials including: Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data

Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids Second Edition

Author: Brian Taylor
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 9781944883164
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Medical

Whether you're a graduate student, hearing instrument specialist, or clinical audiologist, the Second Edition of Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids aims to provide you with the latest in concise and practical information across a broad spectrum of topics. Its 12 chapters, sequenced to match the patient's journey through a clinical practice, are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, patient-related outcome measures, and counseling skills. Experienced clinicians will also find the updated chapters on help-seeking behavior and hearing aid features and benefits to be valuable to their continued professional development. Hearing aid dispensing has always been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant then ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population. Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition, authored by two of the industry's leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, is required reading for those studying to obtain their hearing aid dispensing license or audiology or speech pathology students looking for the latest in dispensing and fitting hearing aids in a succinct, entertaining format. Because each chapter is written around a specific theme, like wine tasting, travel, baseball, country music, and more, you will find this textbook is actually fun to read! Although many of the basic subjects you need to learn to practice have not changed in generations, the chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have been updated. Included are some newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling your patients. Also added are a few pages on devices that are not even considered hearing aids that you might be fitting and adjusting in a few short years: hearables and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Additionally, in every chapter there are now several sidebars that refer to websites where more detailed information, animations or videos may be downloaded to further enhance learning.

Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants Third Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351246972
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book details how to start and maintain a successful safety program in a municipal or industrial water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical implementation. This new edition provides the latest OSHA regulations and recommendations, and each chapter has been updated with new information, including the latest innovations related to all types of successfully proven health and safety protocols. Coverage includes safety programs, recordkeeping, safety training, safety equipment, and safe work practices for wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, much of the text should be relevant to safety and health professionals in almost any industrial setting.

Children With Hearing Loss

Author: Elizabeth B. Cole
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 9781597565882
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Medical

The third edition of Children With Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six provides updated information from the previous two editions for both professionals and parents facilitating spoken language through listening (auditory brain access, stimulation, and development) in infants and young children with hearing loss. Also addressed is auditory brain development, audiologic technologies, auditory skill development, spoken language development, as well as family-focused intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk. Additionally, this new edition is expanded to reflect important and rapidly evolving changes that have developed in the past five years, including: Application of neuroscience research to our knowledge of the foundations of listening and talking (Chapter 1)Current information on vestibular function in infants and young children (Chapters 2 and 3)Essential technology updates (Chapter 5)Expansion of the discussion of types of services a child with age-appropriate skills needs to sustain a positive academic trajectory (Chapter 6)Discussion of the use and efficacy of coaching and other parent guidance strategies (Chapter 10)Updated resources (Appendix 6) This text is intended for undergraduate- and graduate-level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families. This third edition is also a valuable resource for parents, listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), speech-language pathologists, audiologists, early childhood instructors, and teachers. Furthermore, much of the information in Chapters 1 through 5 and Chapter 7 is beneficial to individuals of all ages with hearing loss, especially newly-diagnosed adults.

Preventing occupational hearing loss

Author: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Physical Agents Effects Branch
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951D01491390T
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Deafness, Noise induced


Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482231342
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods

Author: Michael S. Bisesi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203491362
Release Date: 2003-08-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Professionals and students in the field of industrial hygiene need a concise guide that thoroughly covers the practical methods of evaluating health threats in the workplace. Bisesi and Kohn's Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods, Second Edition introduces basic methods for evaluating work and some non-work environments in order to detect and measure physical, chemical and biological agents, as well as hazardous ergonomic factors. The book is divided into relatively short units that provide concise overviews and descriptions of basic concepts. Each unit is followed by practical technical exercises. These exercises foster the understanding of basic industrial hygiene principles and practices for collection, detection, identification, calculation, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data. Exercises can be conducted in a setting in which agents and other factors are detectable and measurable. Alternatively, the simulated evaluation exercises that are included can be conducted in a classroom or laboratory. This book is an introductory reference for environmental and occupational health and safety students and practitioners. It is an indispensable tool that illustrates methods fundamental to industrial hygiene practice, and is just as valuable in the professional's office as it is in the classroom.