Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X
CORTES AGUILERA, Antonio Javier; ENCISO HIGUERAS, Juan y REYES GONZALEZ, Carlos M.. The pure-tone audiometry via air conduction testing in the occupational health nursing visit. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2012, vol.58, n.227, pp.136-147. ISSN 0465-546X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2012000200007.
The Pure-Tone Audiometry via air conduction is a complementary examination which the Occupational Health Nursing carries out frequently in the visit of Occupational Health in order to watch the workers´ health. All that is according to professional risks to which the worker, object of study, is exposed. Such examination is done as often as that circumstance occurs and depending on the worker´s individual conditions. The results have as consequence the decision-making and therefore the specialist nurse must have the necessary knowledge in order to obtain valid and reproducible results. It is proposed in the present article to present the application criteria, the characteristics of the audiometry cabin and the audiometer and the minimum knowledge the health nurse must have. Furthermore, the requirements to visit the nurse, the pre-examination procedures, the test method and the description of the ascending and bracketing methods are described. Also, the audiometric record, the symbols universally used and the contents of the maintenance and calibration of the audiometric test equipment are detailed.
Palabras clave : Pure-Tone Audiometry; Occupational Health; Occupational Medicine; Occupational Health Nursing; Occupational Risk Prevention.