|Document ID (ISN)||109363|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Gómez Mur P., Pérez Bermúdez B., Meneses Monroy A.
||Hearing loss due to noise exposure among construction industry workers
||Pérdidas auditivas relacionadas con la exposición a ruido en trabajadores de la construcción [in Spanish]|
||4th quarter 2008, Vol.54, No.213, p.33-40. 18 ref.
||http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v54n213/original2.pdf [in Spanish]
||The aim of this study was to evaluate noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) among construction workers. It involved pure tone audiometry of 223 construction workers compared to that of 262 office workers. A significantly higher NIHL bilateral prevalence was found for construction workers, with odds ratios for the Klockhoff method and Bilateral Notch of 3.1 and 3.8 respectively. Results indicate that 20.7% to 24.3% of construction workers present bilateral NIHL, compared to 8.4% to 8.8% among office workers. These findings show that it is necessary to reinforce the use of preventive measures, especially hearing protection devices.
||noise; risk factors; construction industry; hearing loss
||hearing protection; Spain; statistical evaluation; case-control study; pure-tone audiometry; office work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Construction industry and civil engineering