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In Figure 1results for the measurement of laundry noise by area and service are shown. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the hearing profile of hospital laundry workers. In relation to the necessary time exposition for triggering noise-induced hearing loss, the highest number of impairing 9177 occurs between five and seven years, decreasing loss progression rate until fifteen years when it tends to stabilize as long as exposition conditions and absence of other causative factors are kept 245.

Ambient Noise in Emergency Rooms and Its Health Hazards

Sound pressure levels of the helicopter and cast saw reach high hearing hazard levels, requiring professionals to use individual protection equipment, and point to the need for creation and implementation of effective control measures of noise levels in emergency wards. It is also necessary to carry out ongoing educational actions in order to increase awareness as well as guide managers and laundry workers towards hearing health care.

Even taking NIHL risk, it was evidenced that AC, air conditioner; Leq, average equivalent level; dBA, compensated for on the A-weighted decibel scale. Rev da Soc Bras de Fonoaudiologl. In Table 2the Leq value for the helicopter arrival corresponds to a high risk for hearing professionals who are not properly using protective equipment. Introduction Technology is highly valued, especially in health care for patients with serious conditions, and sometimes technology is necessary to save lives.

Noise levels in a general surgical ward: We observed that noise levels altered slightly, reaching maximum values well above 80 dBA as stated dezwmbro Table 1.


Although there is variation from individual to individual, people are directed to avoid exposure to noise levels that exceed 85 to 90 sound pressure level ambiance [dBA].

In the 10 areas assessed, the highest Leq dBA frequency occurred in the afternoon. Among the work stations, subjects working with the clothes folders reported the most cases of impairment suggesting NIHL.

Published online Aug A total of 95 noise-exposed workers, participated in the study As for the work time length in the laundry, Cases presenting earwax, even partial earwax were also excluded, taking up a sample of 47 assessed workers. Imaging exam room tomography; X-ray Morning Workshops are important to educate the team regarding self-care and improvements in health and work. A study in four emergency units in Phoenix, Arizona, found in hospital A the lowest noise intensity of Leq levels of helicopter and cast saw entail high hearing hazard, requiring professionals to use individual protection equipment, and point to the need of creation and implementation of effective control measures of noise levels in emergency wards.

Radio on; AC on; 1 patient sleeping without respirator; 2 workers. During the evaluation, time was measured by a stopwatch and notes were taken about events that altered the measurements.

As for non-hearing complaints, 222 In relation to audiometric findings Table 2 What do patterns of noise in a teaching hospital and nursing home suggest?

As for the left ear, workers with altered audiograms had 7. The recommendation for hospital areas is that the noise level should not exceed 55 dB. In relation to the use of earpiece, it was pointed out that The noise was associated with conversation among professionals, movement of people, and various hospital medical equipment, including acoustic alarms, which are essential to alert professionals to changes in clinical status of patients or malfunctioning devices.

The helicopter at dBA and the cast saw at 90 dBA were the noisiest equipment, and the lowest 222 level found was the activated oximeter at There are literature reports on the relation between high sound pressure levels to other symptoms unrelated to dezembri, such as stress, psychological and sleep disorders, memory loss, digestive and circulatory disorders and psychological effects such as irritability, nervousness, tension, among others 325 However, legislation rules that companies are obliged to elaborate and implement those programs, disregarding the number of employees or hazard degree of their activities 17 And, in another study carried out in the laundry of the Clinicas Hospital from the medical school of Universidade Federal de Goias UFG ed 86 workers exposed to high noise levels, Noise level measurements in four Phoenix emergency departments.


However, one study evaluating an ER ldi the highest Leq, ranging from 65 to re dBA, in dde triage area. These findings match literature data where TrOAES can verify the impairment degree of the outer hair cells in noise-exposed individuals even if Threshold Tonal Audiometry has not yet detected evident disorders Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Noise effects on hospital laundry workers? hearing

The room was empty. The meter was properly calibrated before the tests.

However, this study did not corroborate other studies. Inclusion criteria were to be a laundry worker and to accept the invitation to participate in the research. Also, the author reported that reducing the level of ambient noise can improve patient care, reduce stress, and increase employee job satisfaction.

Ambient Noise in Emergency Rooms and Its Health Hazards

A similar study regarding noise in the hospital workplace observed changes in noise due to periodic disturbances caused by the increased flow of people talking loudly, including students, teachers, clients, caregivers, and workers. Perfil auditivo de trabalhadores de um entreposto de carnes.

No correlation was found between work area and NIHL to the significance level of 0.