Accession Number:

ADA272381

Title:

An Evaluation of the U.S. Air Force's Detailed Follow-Up Audiometric Examination Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The authors used information on individuals demonstrating permanent threshold shifts contained in the United States Air Force Hearing Conservation Data Registry to evaluate the effectiveness of detailed follow-up audiometric examinations as part of the USAF Hearing conservation Program. Analysis yielded a relative risk of 1.00 with a 95 confidence interval of 0.97-1.03, which indicates a high probability that the true effect of these audiograms on the results of the next annual exam is minuscule, if not zero.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE