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Created: 10/15/13 (Tue) | Topic: Education        

Farmers are losing their hearing

Farmers are losing their hearing

The results of Marjorie McCullagh's HEAR on the Farm research project, show farmers are losing their hearing at alarming rates.

In fact, on-the-job hearing loss for farmers is second only to construction, says McCullagh, associate professor at University of Michigan School of Nursing.

McCullagh hopes HEAR on the Farm changes this trend by developing interventions that help farmers recognize risks and wear hearing protection.

North Dakota Farm Bureau contributed to the study by promoting it, and encouraging farmers to volunteer for the study. Several chose to participate.

Read more at this University of Michigan link.


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