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Improving hearing health for farming families

Tony Lower1 PhD, Research associate,
Lyn Fragar2 MBBS, Director,
Julie Depcynzksi3 MN, Research manager,
Kathy Challinor4 RN, CNC audiometrist,
Jan Mills5 MHSc, Health promotion & farm safety officer,
Warwick Williams6 PhD, Senior research engineer,

1, 2, 3 University of Sydney & Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.
4 Hunter New England Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia.
5 North Coast Area Health Service, NSW Health, Casino, New South Wales, Australia.
6 National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Correspondence: T Lower, PO Box 256, Moree, NSW 2400, Australia 

Author contribution: Tony Lower: wrote the first draft, literature review, supervised data collection. Lyn Fragar: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts. Julie Depcynzksi: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts. Kathy Challinor: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Jan Mills: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Warwick Williams: contributed to drafts.

Citation: Lower T, Fragar L, Depcynzksi J, Challinor K, Mills J, Williams W.  Improving hearing health for farming families. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2010; 10: 1350. Available: (Accessed 22 October 2017)

Submitted: 23 October 2009
Revised: 16 December 2009
Published: 24 February 2010