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Assessment of occupational noise-induced hearing loss for ACC: A practical guide for otolaryngologists
McBride, David; Bowens, Amanda; Zhang, Zhi-ling; Purdy, Suzanne; Niland, Patricia
The guideline includes summaries of ACC-commissioned systematic literature reviews on key aspects of ONIHL, and references to resources to assist you to provide robust, evidence- based reports. Background information on relevant legislation and specific details of the New Zealand context, including useful guidance on carrying out assessments for third parties, are also included. See Appendix A for the 2018 Otolaryngologist Report (ACC723).
Editor: Greville, Anne; Dawes, Patrick; Bartley, Jim; Bowens, Amanda; Skaler, Tanya
Keywords: Noise induced hearing loss, assessment, compensation
Research Type: Commissioned Report for External Body
Several people have shared their expertise and support in developing this guideline. The first version was developed and published in 2011. ACC, occupational medicine specialists and otorhinolaryngologists (ORLs) collaborated to provide practical guidance on how to assess whether noised-induced hearing loss (NIHL) was caused by occupational exposure. ACC’s Audiology Advisor requested that the 2011 guideline be updated. We convened an expert advisory group and, alongside evidence-based research updated since 2011, provided expert consensus knowledge in this area. This 2018 version of the guideline is now presented to you to inform your specialist assessments of ACC ONIHL clients. The New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery endorsed the guideline on 5 October 2018.
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