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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 51  |  Page : 152--162

Individual fit-testing of earplugs: A review of uses

Theresa Y Schulz 
 Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC 7828 Waterville Road, San Diego, CA 92154, USA

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Theresa Y Schulz
Howard Leight 7828 Waterville Road, San Diego, CA, 92154
USA

Individual fit-testing of earplugs is an exciting new trend in hearing conservation. This article reviews how this technology is being used to protect noise-exposed workers. Earplug fit-testing systems are becoming more commercially available and more feasible for field use. Individual fit-testing is no longer used only for research investigations but is being incorporated in Hearing Conservation Programs (HCP) to improve training, document protection and evaluate the effectiveness of the hearing protector element of an effective HCP.


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Schulz TY. Individual fit-testing of earplugs: A review of uses.Noise Health 2011;13:152-162


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Schulz TY. Individual fit-testing of earplugs: A review of uses. Noise Health [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Dec 3 ];13:152-162
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