METHODS: A descriptive study of prevalence was carried out through the evaluation of audiometric data gathered from the files of the researched companies between April and October of The studied variables were: age range, total period of exposition to noise, auditory acuity status, type of hearing loss, hearing loss laterality and audiometric configuration suggestive of noise-induced hearing loss NIHL in workers, economic activity trade and size of the company. In Regarding laterality of the hearing loss, Dos trabalhadores com PASN sugestivas de PAIR unilateral, predominou o acometimento unilateral esquerdo, confirmando os achados de outros pesquisadores
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Noise-induced hearing loss and hearing aids requirement
Key words:. Sliwinska-Kowalska M, Kotylo P. Evaluation of individuals with known or suspected noise damage to hearing. Audiolog Med ; 5: Effects of the personal stereo system on hearing in adolescents.
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Language: English Italian. Subjective disturbances, due to hearing loss, are auditory disability and handicap which can be evaluated with a questionnaire. The present study refers to a population of industrial workers affected by noise-induced hearing loss. Aim of the study is to identify the minimal level of hearing loss over which the patient felt changes in his quality of life, and the average auditory threshold at which the patient considered the application of a hearing aid useful or necessary. The sample comprised males with noise-induced hearing loss. Each subject received a questionnaire designed for this study.