AOSIS published the book Occupational noise-induced hearing loss: An African perspective.
The book contributes to the driving of best practice for hearing conservation within African mining contexts.
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About the AOSIS published book: Occupational noise-induced hearing loss: An African perspective
This book is published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
This book equips occupational healthcare providers and researchers involved in the management of occupational noise induced hearing loss (ONIHL) and implementation of hearing conservation programmes (HCPs) with evidence that allows for contextually relevant best practice in mines particularly located in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
It also raises important implications for research, regulations, and policy formulation within the African context.
The best practice argued for is multidisciplinary in nature and engages all stakeholders in all relevant sectors; with the goal of adoption of a preventive audiology approach to ONIHL, rather than the compensation-oriented approach that is currently prevailing.
This book is a research driven contribution into the occupational health and safety (OHS) space, with ONIHL as a focus case study; and it provides contemporary, contextually relevant, and responsive evidence related to ONIHL and HCPs in LMICs, with a very specific focus on the African context.
The book expansively addresses all aspects of ONIHL and HCPs in one volume with careful considerations of complexities and challenges to HCPs implementation, applicable specifically to the African context, although useful to other LMICs as well as globally.
The book offers potential solutions and recommendations for all challenges identified, having carefully and deliberately engaged with local evidence, local context, and local policies and regulations, to ensure an Afrocentric contribution to the world of evidence.
Editors: Katijah Khoza-Shangase & Nomfundo F. Moroe from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa