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ASA TR S12.13

2nd Edition, August 26, 2002

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hearing Conservation Programs through Audiometric Data Base Analysis

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , January 31, 2016


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  • Revision: 2nd Edition, August 26, 2002
  • Published Date: January 31, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Page Count: 33
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This ANSI Technical Report describes methods for evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs in preventing occupational noise-induced hearing loss by using techniques for audiometric data base analysis. The rationale is given for using the variability of threshold measurements in annual monitoring audiograms as the basis for judging effectiveness. Guidelines are discussed concerning how to select a restricted data base to which the analysis procedures will be applied. Specific procedures for data analysis are defined, and criterion ranges are given for classifying program effectiveness as acceptable, marginal, or unacceptable. Sample results for industrial audiometric data bases contributed to Working Group S12/WG12 are included as an annex for reference and illustration.