New York — Thieme Publishing Group has announced the release of Hearing Conservation, a comprehensive text on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and hearing conservation programs in occupational, non-occupational, and educational settings.

According to the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 30 million employees are exposed to dangerous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million workers are at risk for hearing loss from other toxins, such as metals and solvents. 

From the underlying principles of hearing loss to audiometric testing procedures to assessment of hearing conservation programs, Hearing Conservation is a wide-ranging reference source for audiologists and other hearing health care professionals who provide hearing conservation services for groups that are at risk for NIHL and occupational hearing loss.

Written by Vishakha Rawool, PhD, a professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University, the 348 page softcover book includes 124 illustrations to help readers to develop, implement, and maintain their hearing conservation measures.

The text also includes:

  • Many examples of audiometric data that enhance understanding of all types of hearing impairment, test procedures, and standard threshold shift calculation. 
  • Protocols for comprehensive audiological, tinnitus, and auditory processing evaluations.
  • Clinical pathways and follow-up action steps when a standard threshold shift is confirmed, including decisions about worker’s compensation in occupational settings.
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of a wide range of hearing conservation programs and correction of deficiencies, along with training, educational, and motivational techniques.

More information is available at Thieme’s website.

SOURCE: Thieme Publishing Group