publication . Article . 2014

Risk assessment of influence factors on occupational hearing loss in noise – exposed workers in typical metal industry

Farhadian Maryam; Aliabadi Mohsen; Shahidi Reza;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2014 Journal: Muhandisī-i bihdāsht-i ḥirfah/ī (issn: 2383-3378, eissn: 2383-3378, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background & Objectives : Worker exposure conditions such as noise level, exposure duration, use of hearing protection devices and health behaviors are commonly related to noise induced hearing loss. The objective of this study was risk assessment of influence factors on occupational hearing loss in noise exposed workers in typical noisy process . Methods : Information about occupational exposure of seventy workers employed in a noisy press workshop was gathered using the standard questionnaire. Audiometery test was performed using the screening audiometer (Model-Mevox). Afterward, the collected data was analyzed by using the Cox model in SPSS software. Results ...
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Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: Cox model, Noise induced hearing loss, Hearing conservation program, Industrial medicine. Industrial hygiene, RC963-969
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1* . (Corresponding author) Department of Biostatistics, School of public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran. Email: m.farhadian@umsha.ac.ir. 2. Department of Occupational Health, School of public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran. 3. Department of Occupational Health, School of public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran.

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