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Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss Among Car Smoothers in Qazvin

Author(s): S Ahmadi | A.A Karboro | E Einanlo | H Aubi zade | M Zarei

Journal: Iranian Journal of Health and Environment
ISSN 2008-2029

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Noise | Hearing loss | Car smoother

"nBackgrounds and Objectives:Indusrial noise exposure is the most common hazardous agent in the world.This study has been done to determine the prevalence associated with occupational noise in car smoothers at qazvin."nMaterials and Methods: The study group composed of 50 subjects who were selected out of a total of 218 car smoothing workshops.Background information,exposure time and...with a questionnaire collected.Noise exposure and hearing loss were measured by noise dosimeter model CEL-280 and audiometer model OB 288 Madsen."nResults: The mean of age and work experience were 38.7 and 21.5 respectively.Noise exposure and total hearing loss were measured 98.2±3.4 dB(90-104dB) and 22.1±9.16 dB respectively. Spireman correlation was significant between right and left ears(P

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