Prevalence of occupational noise induced hearing loss amongst traffic police personnel


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عنوان ژورنال: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

سال: 1999

ISSN: 0019-5421,0973-7707

DOI: 10.1007/bf02997985