|Document ID (ISN)||111892|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fernandez A.R., Crawford J.M., Studnek J.R., Wilkins J.R.
||Hearing problems among a cohort of nationally certified EMS professionals
||2010, Vol.53, p.264-275. Illus. 44 ref.
||The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of hearing problems among a national cohort of emergency medical service (EMS) professionals, determine factors associated with hearing problems, and estimate the percentage of EMS professionals who utilize hearing protection. Utilizing results from a questionnaire, individuals who reported hearing problems were compared to individuals who had not. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to identify variables associated with hearing problems. Finally, items regarding use of hearing protection were assessed to estimate the percentage of usage among EMS professionals. In total, 1,024 participants completed the questionnaire. There were 153 (14.9%) cases of self-reported hearing problems. Findings are discussed.
||hearing loss; emergency services; frequency rates
||USA; questionnaire survey; cohort study; hearing protection
||D - Periodical articles
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Health care services