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Tele-education: Hearing health in workers exposed to noise

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Author(s):
Andréia Araujo dos Santos
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Bauru.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB)
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Examining board members:
Andréa Cintra Lopes; Katia de Freitas Alvarenga; Heraldo Lorena Guida
Advisor: Andréa Cintra Lopes
Abstract

Occupational noise is considered the issue that most affects the hearing system of the Brazilian worker, disrupts work, rest, sleep and communication in humans, impairs hearing and may cause or provoke psychological reactions, physiological and maybe even pathological, affecting directly to quality of life. Hearing loss induced by high sound pressure levels (PAINPSE) is considered one of the top ten causes of hearing loss population, and of all-cause hearing damage, it has the greatest possibility of prevention. Hearing loss induced by high sound pressure levels (PAINPSE) is considered one of the top ten causes of hearing loss population, and of all-cause hearing damage, it has the greatest possibility of prevention. Auditory effects found in workers with PAINPSE mimic the functionality of the hearing, causing changes in hearing sensitivity, alterations in frequency selectivity, the temporal and space resolution, recruitment and tinnitus. These changes directly affect hearing discrimination, making the perception, especially speech sounds, it can also change the default speech according to the level of loss. Investment in implementation of hearing conservation programs enables minimizing the general health problems and hearing, as well as the occurrence of PAINPSE, promoting better quality of life to the worker. A intensive work health promotion hearing or hearing loss prevention should be emphasized, especially for workers exposed to high levels of occupational noise, and the use, as appropriate, of individual hearing protection equipment. Therefore, this study had the objective elaborate a multimedia teleducation materials on prevention of occupational hearing loss to be provided by teams of professionals from health reference center worker (CEREST), National Network of Integrated Healthcare Workers (RENAST) and community, in line with the objectives of CEREST. The development of the CD-ROM will help education programs in hearing health providing information about the risks caused by high sound pressure levels (SPL). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/04696-4 - Tele-education: health hearing in workers exposed to unhealthy agents
Grantee:Andreia Araujo dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master