Risk of hearing loss in farmers resulting from work in noise in agriculture
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This paper presents risk factors of noise-induced hearing loss and harmful effects of noisy work environment on farmers. Longterm exposure to high-volume sounds leads to degenerative changes of ear structures. The paper presents the consequences of exceeding legal limits on noise exposure in agriculture. The risk of occupational noise exposure and its consequences, such as high frequency hearing loss, is significant in the group of farmers, regardless of whether they work in crop, livestock or mixed production.
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