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Humans at Work: Ears

Year 11 Senior Science

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Work Related Hearing Loss

Useful Links

What is Industrial Deafness? Industrial deafness, occupational deafness and noise induced hearing loss are phrases which are used to describe a deterioration of a person's hearing as a result of his or her working environment.

Industrial Deafness Industrial deafness, which can also be referred to as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss, is a condition that results in the loss of hearing (often over a prolonged period of time) as a consequence of a person’s working environment.

Australian Government Department of Health Office of Hearing Services

Protecting Your Hearing

Noise Problems at Work

Dangerous Decibels

You Tube

Our ability to hear is important to us in many ways. By far the most important aspect of our hearing is the ability it gives us to hear other people speak. It enables us to interact with people, to listen, to learn, and to easily communicate. This program covers:

• Causes of Hearing Loss
• Noise Induced Hearing Loss The basic facts
• Noise Induced Hearing Loss What damage is done to the ear
• Basic Facts about Sound and Noise
• The Hearing Test & Audiogram
• Noise Control Measures
• Hearing Protection

Poor hearing can dramatically change your lifestyle. It can lead to misunderstandings and give other people an impression of rudeness or even a lack of intelligence. It can make you more vulnerable to accidents and injuries, limit employment opportunities and lead to social isolation.

Bill Gates speaks about why aid is more important than ever. When the economy is weak, the poorest countries suffer the most.

Hearing Protection at Work

Work Cover- Noise at Work


National Code of Practice

Online Sound Meter

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