Learning outcomes of the course unit
Characteristics and diagnostic criteria of the noise-induced hearing loss. Risk factors and risk assessment. Prevention and monitoring of noise-induced hearing loss at workplace. Legislation and insurance.
Course contents summary
The sound and the industrial noise: characteristics, classification and criteria for risk assessment; the meaning of personal exposure and exposure level.
General principles for the noise measurement: instrumentation, the equivalent continuous level (Leq). Noise-induced hearing loss: development, susceptibility factors, possible co-exposure with other risk factors. Assessment and diagnosis of occupationally-related hearing loss; classification and interpretation according the occupational medicine guidelines; differential criteria. The control of hearing of workers occupationally exposed to noise: quality criteria.
Hearing protective devices. Risk assessment: ISO 1999, CEE 1986, D.Leg.vo 81/08.
F. Merluzzi, S. Orsini, N. Di Credico, P. Marazzi. Rumore e udito in ambiente di lavoro. Franco Angeli Ed., 1999.
Decreto Legislativo 81/08.
Frontal lessons with A-V devices support and classroom discussion
Assessment methods and criteria