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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(4): 253-259.
Published online: October 31, 2016.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.4.253
소음환경에서 근무하는 사람들의 청력보존프로그램에 대한 인식 조사
박성일, 김국화, 김단비, 김지연, 한지은
우송대학교 언어치료청각재활학부
Awareness Investigation about Hearing Conservation Program of the Employee Who Work in Noisy Environments
Sungil Park, Kookhwa Kim, Danvi Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Jieun Han
Department of Speech Pathology Therapy and Aural Rehabilitation, Woosong University, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence  Sungil Park ,Tel: +82-42-630-9224, Fax: +82-42-630-9229, Email: psiyes@naver.com
Received: September 2, 2016; Revised: October 2, 2016   Accepted: October 5, 2016.  Published online: October 31, 2016.
ABSTRACT
Purpose:
This study was performed to establish the effective hearing conservation program for noisy industries.
Method:
A total of 100 employees who were working in noisy environments participated. Subjects were divided into four groups according to the size of firms and the periods of noise exposure. A 12-question survey related to factors of the hearing conservation program was designed and assessed.
Results:
Results showed that all participants perceived the importance of hearing conservation. There were significant differences among four groups in the awareness level of the importance of hearing protection. Employees who were working at a big firm and had more than ten years of noise exposure experiences were more aware of factors related to hearing protection than others.
Conclusion:
Awareness of the hearing protection of hearing protection needs to be the most important factor in establishing and operating hearing conservation program. Further research should be considered in light of the outcome of this study.
Key Words: Noise induced hearing loss, Hearing conservation program, Awareness of hearing protection.
중심단어: 소음성 난청· 청력보존프로그램· 청력보호인식
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