2aNS4. The audiometric phase of the hearing conservation program: Summary of activities from a global standpoint.

Session: Tuesday Morning, May 14

Time: 9:50

Author: Larry H. Royster
Location: MAE Dept., N. C. State Univ., Raleigh, NC 27695-7910
Author: Julia Doswell Royster
Location: Environ. Noise Consultants, Raleigh, NC 27622-0698


As part of the activities of ISO/TC 43/WG5: Evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs, a questionnaire was mailed out to the interested International Standards Organizations membership requesting information related to hearing conservation program activities. Part of this questionnaire dealt with the audiometric activities in each country. This paper will summarize the findings from this survey and discuss the past and present activities of ISO/TC 43/WG5. The significant differences that exist in the attitude toward obtaining and making use of audiometric data around the world will be discussed.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996