Preservation of Hearing Among Agricultural Workers: A Review of Literature and Recommendations for Future Research

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • McCullagh, Marjorie


Agricultural workers have significant exposures to a myriad of occupational hazards on the farm. Morbidity and mortality statistics repeatedly illustrate the toll of these hazards on the thousands of farmers nationwide (NSC, 2000). Among the most common occupational diseases among farmers is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Marvel (1992) estimates that approximately 328,000 farmers are exposed to potentially hazardous noise levels, especially tractor noise.

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