Not everyone exposed to high noise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result. A new study suggests a simple test can predict which workers will be affected.
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Mr G was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the Paper Making industry for a period of around 30 years. Mr G worked for J.R.Crompton Limited. During his period of employment he was employed within various capacities and exposed to the noise of paper making machinery, for the duration of his shifts.
Mr Marrows was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the chemical and pigments industry for a period of around 24 years. Mr Marrows worked for Huntsman Tioxide, which was also known as BTP Tioxide Ltd, Tioxide Group Ltd and Tioxide Europe Ltd, during his period of employment.
Mr S was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the communications suite with Greater Manchester Police. He wore a headset throughout his shift with no noise limiters and was exposed to excessive noise through the use of these headsets.
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss is a common causes of deafness around the world.