Potential Hearing Compensation Cost By Race and Sex

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A large general industrial population (n = 10,000) is analyzed using different low fences (15 dB HTL to 35 dB HTL) with the high fence held constant at 93 dB HTL Three different audiometric test frequency combinations are considered: HTL.5,1,2 kHz, HTL.s.5,1,2,3 kHz and HTL1,2,3khz. The data base is analyzed first as a total population and then divided into different subpopulations including male, female, black and white; and further subdivided into black makes, black females, white males and white females. The findings indicate that significant differences exist between the groupings with respect to the potential hearing compensation cost and percent of a population exceeding the different low fence frequency combinations.

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