CENTRAL REPOSITORY FOR HEARING CONSERVATION DATA. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FIRST YEAR'S REPORTING
SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX RANDOLPH AFB United States
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Air Force Regulation 160-3, Hazardous Noise Exposure, has as its purpose the establishment of a program to minimize the undesirable effects of noise on Air Force personnel. Specifically, the regulatory sections of AFR 160-3 require that the Medical Service 1 identify, designate, and monitor areas where personnel are likely to be exposed to hazardous noise levels 2 identify those who are routinely assigned tasks in these areas 3 establish a baseline or reference audiogram for each of these individuals 4 fit, issue, and supervise the use of protective equipment 5 set up and carry out an audiometric monitoring program as a means of detecting threshold shifts in the hearing of those who have a reference audiogram 6 set up and maintain an education program which supports the over-all hearing conservation goal 7 accomplish Forms 1490 Hearing Conservation Data, one copy of which is to be sent to the Central Repository, School of Aviation Medicine, USAF, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. This report attempts to summarize and share some of the information gained from the first years experience in handling and examining the Forms 1490, and in communicating with those personal responsible for their completion.