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Document ID (ISN)111892
CIS number 11-0500
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fernandez A.R., Crawford J.M., Studnek J.R., Wilkins J.R.
Title Hearing problems among a cohort of nationally certified EMS professionals
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.264-275. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hearing loss; emergency services; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) USA; questionnaire survey; cohort study; hearing protection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Health care services