Hearing Loss, Fourth Edition

Author: Joseph Sataloff,Robert Thayer Sataloff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849355028

Category: Medical

Page: 720

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Covering all aspects of the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss, this Fourth Edition offers new information on current diagnostic technologies, the latest concepts in the medical management of hearing impairment, the care and management of tinnitus, and the clinical control of disequilibrium-offering a comprehensive review of the many afflictions that impair the hearing of adults and children.
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Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff,Joseph Sataloff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420015478

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

View: 1992

Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss. See what's new in the Third Edition: New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.
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Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach, Third Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482231344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.
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Occupational Health Practice

Author: H A Waldron

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483164268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

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Occupational Health Practice, Third Edition is a comprehensive account of the practice of protecting and improving health in the workplace. Topics covered by this book include pre-placement screening; principles of toxicology; the mental health of people at work; and thermal stresses in occupations. The principles of occupational epidemiology, sickness absence, toxicity testing of industrial chemicals, ergonomics, and the use of protective clothing in the workplace are also discussed. This book is comprised of 28 chapters and begins by outlining developments in occupational health practice, along with the monitoring of occupational diseases. The chapters that follow explore the mental health of people at work and the health effects of vibration, noise, and ionizing radiation in the workplace. The text also considers emergency medical treatment in the workplace; vocational rehabilitation and resettlement of people with disabilities; occupational health services for migrant workers; and special problems in occupational health in developing countries. The final chapter describes health promotion and counseling in the workplace. Suggestions as to how the occupational health professional should deal with perturbations in the health of the worker and workplace are included. This monograph will be of value to occupational health practitioners.
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Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

Author: Robert H. Friis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284046036

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field. Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style. Key Features: Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts Student & Instructor Resources: This text comes packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, a comprehensive package of mobile-ready course materials including: Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data
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Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert A. Dobie

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597568562

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 9312

Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition includes the most accurate and current developments in the field with more than 250 new references. A comprehensive guide on hearing loss and the law, it examines claims, court cases, and the evolution of hearing conservation. This text addresses age-related hearing loss, genetics of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) - with a newly revised international standard (ISO-1999, 2013) that presents a comprehensive predictive model for NIHL, critical in medical-legal evaluation. Also examined is hearing loss due to toxins, trauma, and disease, as well as the effects of cardiovascular risk factors, race, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, included tutorial discussions of acoustics, hearing, and hearing testing will be valuable to attorneys and other nonclinicians. New or expanded topics include: The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Association’s method of measurement of hearing disability This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.
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Mining Safety and Health Research at NIOSH:

Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Committee on Earth Resources,Committee to Review the NIOSH Mining Safety and Health Research Program,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute of Medicine,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309103428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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The U.S. mining sector has the highest fatality rate of any industry in the country. Fortunately, advances made over the past three decades in mining technology, equipment, processes, procedures, and workforce education and training have significantly improved safety and health. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Safety and Health Research Program (Mining Program) has played a large role in these improvements. An assessment of the relevance and impact of NIOSH Mining Program research by a National Research Council committee reveals that the program makes essential contributions to the enhancement of health and safety in the mining industry. To further increase its effectiveness, the Mining Program should proactively identify workplace hazards and establish more challenging and innovative goals toward hazard reduction. The ability of the program to successfully expand its activities, however, depends on available funding.
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Children With Hearing Loss

Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six, Third Edition

Author: Elizabeth B. Cole,Carol Flexer

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597565881

Category: Medical

Page: 486

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The third edition of Children With Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six provides updated information from the previous two editions for both professionals and parents facilitating spoken language through listening (auditory brain access, stimulation, and development) in infants and young children with hearing loss. Also addressed is auditory brain development, audiologic technologies, auditory skill development, spoken language development, as well as family-focused intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk. Additionally, this new edition is expanded to reflect important and rapidly evolving changes that have developed in the past five years, including: Application of neuroscience research to our knowledge of the foundations of listening and talking (Chapter 1)Current information on vestibular function in infants and young children (Chapters 2 and 3)Essential technology updates (Chapter 5)Expansion of the discussion of types of services a child with age-appropriate skills needs to sustain a positive academic trajectory (Chapter 6)Discussion of the use and efficacy of coaching and other parent guidance strategies (Chapter 10)Updated resources (Appendix 6) This text is intended for undergraduate- and graduate-level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families. This third edition is also a valuable resource for parents, listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), speech-language pathologists, audiologists, early childhood instructors, and teachers. Furthermore, much of the information in Chapters 1 through 5 and Chapter 7 is beneficial to individuals of all ages with hearing loss, especially newly-diagnosed adults.
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Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition

Author: Brian Taylor,H. Gustav Mueller

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883169

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Whether you're a graduate student, hearing instrument specialist, or clinical audiologist, the Second Edition of Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids aims to provide you with the latest in concise and practical information across a broad spectrum of topics. Its 12 chapters, sequenced to match the patient's journey through a clinical practice, are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, patient-related outcome measures, and counseling skills. Experienced clinicians will also find the updated chapters on help-seeking behavior and hearing aid features and benefits to be valuable to their continued professional development. Hearing aid dispensing has always been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant then ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population. Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition, authored by two of the industry's leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, is required reading for those studying to obtain their hearing aid dispensing license or audiology or speech pathology students looking for the latest in dispensing and fitting hearing aids in a succinct, entertaining format. Because each chapter is written around a specific theme, like wine tasting, travel, baseball, country music, and more, you will find this textbook is actually fun to read! Although many of the basic subjects you need to learn to practice have not changed in generations, the chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have been updated. Included are some newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling your patients. Also added are a few pages on devices that are not even considered hearing aids that you might be fitting and adjusting in a few short years: hearables and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Additionally, in every chapter there are now several sidebars that refer to websites where more detailed information, animations or videos may be downloaded to further enhance learning.
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Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants, Third Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Kathern D. Welsh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351246976

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 328

This book details how to start and maintain a successful safety program in a municipal or industrial water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical implementation. This new edition provides the latest OSHA regulations and recommendations, and each chapter has been updated with new information, including the latest innovations related to all types of successfully proven health and safety protocols. Coverage includes safety programs, recordkeeping, safety training, safety equipment, and safe work practices for wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, much of the text should be relevant to safety and health professionals in almost any industrial setting.
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Occupational Health and Safety

Author: Marci Z. Balge,Gary R. Krieger

Publisher: National Safety Council

ISBN: 9780879122034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 595

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Noise and Hearing

Author: Ron Hinchcliffe,Linda M. Luxon,Richard Williams

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861561541

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 6176

Noise damage to hearing health is a health risk which is associated with both civilian and military occupations as well as certain leisure activities. Occupational noise damage to hearing must date from the bronze age, when man first began to fashion metals some five thousand years ago. The rapid growth of industrialisation over the past two centuries has produced what might be termed as the current civilian epidemic of occupational noise induced hearing loss. This series seeks to address points relevant to current knowledge of the subject. The volume should prove useful to members of the many disciplines that have an interest in this subject.
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The Basics of Occupational Safety

Author: David L. Goetsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134678719

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 576

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For courses in industrial safety and industrial safety and health. Complete guide to basic workplace safety, across technical fields The Basics of Occupational Safety fills the need for a practical teaching resource introducing students to the basics of workplace safety. In his hallmark easy-to-read style, Goetsch examines the latest standards of OSHA, NIOSH, and other US regulatory bodies in the context of new and emerging industry trends. The text suits students in secondary and postsecondary technical programs who need one occupational safety course, such as students of manufacturing, welding, carpentry, and electronics. The 3rd edition is a major revision encompassing new and revised regulations and other updates of importance to students of occupational safety and health.
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Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 419

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
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Basic and Applied Aspects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Author: Richard J. Salvi,D. Henderson,R. P. Hamernik,V. Colletti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468451766

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

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In September 1985, NATO sponsored an Advanced Study WOl'kshop entitled, "Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Basic and Applied Aspects." Tne meeting was held in a mountain retreat near Lucca, Italy and was attended by scientists, clinicians, and public officials from 12 countries. This was the third in a series of such conferences organized by the authors. The first two were supported by the United States National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; their proceedings were published as "The Effects of Noise on Hearing" in 1976 and "New Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss" in 1982. The Organizing Committee approached NATO because it was felt that the problem of noise was common to all industrialized countries and was an especially serious problem for the military. Thus, the NATO sponsorship and the Italian site of the meeting were part of the Organizing Committee's plan to obtain an international and thorough repr'esentation on the problem of noise-induced hearing loss. The NATO meeting and proceedings followed the format of the previous two symposia with an initial focus on the anatomical and physiological disturbances resulting from noise-induced hearing loss. This was followed by sections devoted to studies of a more applied nature involving general auditory performance in noise, issues associated with the establishment of noise-exposure criteria, nonauditory effects of noise, and the interaction of noise with other agents.
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Hearing Loss:

Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits

Author: Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309092965

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Millions of Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates programs that provide cash disability benefits to people with permanent impairments like hearing loss, if they can show that their impairments meet stringent SSA criteria and their earnings are below an SSA threshold. The National Research Council convened an expert committee at the request of the SSA to study the issues related to disability determination for people with hearing loss. This volume is the product of that study. Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits reviews current knowledge about hearing loss and its measurement and treatment, and provides an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the current processes and criteria. It recommends changes to strengthen the disability determination process and ensure its reliability and fairness. The book addresses criteria for selection of pure tone and speech tests, guidelines for test administration, testing of hearing in noise, special issues related to testing children, and the difficulty of predicting work capacity from clinical hearing test results. It should be useful to audiologists, otolaryngologists, disability advocates, and others who are concerned with people who have hearing loss.
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