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Document ID (ISN)110151
CIS number 09-1150
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yildirim I., Kilinc M., Okur E., Inanc Tolun F., Kiliš M.A., Kurutas E.B., Ekerbišer H.C.
Title The effects of noise on hearing and oxidative stress in textile workers
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.45, No.6, p.743-749. 25 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of noise on hearing, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes in textile workers. Thirty workers exposed to a noise level of 105dB(A) in a textile factory and 30 unexposed hospital workers, all male, were included in the study. Both groups were given audiometric tests and provided blood samples for the determination of various markers of oxidative stress. Mean pure tone audiometric thresholds in workers were significantly higher in the exposed group than in control subjects. In the exposed group, hearing losses were more evident at high frequencies than at low frequencies. Also, textile workers with longer employment duration had poorer hearing thresholds, starting among those having worked for 5-8 yrs. Blood analyses support the hypothesis that the noise causes the oxidative stress.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; textile industry; risk factors; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) Turkey; catalase; superoxide dismutase; case-control study; audiometric tests; high-frequency audiometry; length of exposure; noise level measurement; determination in blood; hearing threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage