Symposium: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Held in Beaune, France on 28-30 May 1990.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK COLL AT PLATTSBURGH
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The IVth International Symposium on the Effects of Noise was held in Beaune, France, May 28-30, 1990. The symposium brought together a distinguished group of scientists and clinicians from all the disciplines related to noise- induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss NIHL continues to be a significant public health problem. In 1987, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health rated NIHL as one of the United States top 10 work related problems, involving at least 11 million workers NIOSH, 1987. The problem is even more severe in the military. In 1986, the Veterans Administration paid over 167 million for compensation claims related to NIHL. The problem is equally serious in Europe, where over 15 million people work in potentially dangerous noise environments. While these statistics are alarming, they do not begin to reflect the personal hardship, the diminished quality of life, and the loss in personal productivity associated with NIHL.
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