Hearing Conservation in Secondary Industrial Arts Classes A Challenge for School Audiologists A survey of secondary industrial arts teachers was made to examine the use of hearing protection in industrial arts programs. The results showed the teachers had little knowledge of hearing conservation methods. All of the teachers had access to an audiologist but very few knew that an audiologist was available. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1985
Hearing Conservation in Secondary Industrial Arts Classes A Challenge for School Audiologists
 
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  • Bruce L. Plakke is currently affiliated with the Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address.
    Bruce L. Plakke is currently affiliated with the Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1985
Hearing Conservation in Secondary Industrial Arts Classes A Challenge for School Audiologists
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1985, Vol. 16, 75-79. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1601.75
History: Received October 14, 1983 , Accepted April 9, 1984
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1985, Vol. 16, 75-79. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1601.75
History: Received October 14, 1983; Accepted April 9, 1984

A survey of secondary industrial arts teachers was made to examine the use of hearing protection in industrial arts programs. The results showed the teachers had little knowledge of hearing conservation methods. All of the teachers had access to an audiologist but very few knew that an audiologist was available. They did say that they would consult with one if help were offered. Although 47% of the teachers believed that they had acquired an occupational hearing loss, they did not use personal hearing protection. The results pointed out the need for further education of industrial arts teachers and more use of school audiologists as consultants.

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