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Satisfaction of using hearing protection devices among industrial workers

Yahya, Siti Najihah and A Rahman, Nor Azlina and Razali, Ailin and A Rahman, Nor Iza (2016) Satisfaction of using hearing protection devices among industrial workers. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 8 (1 (Jan-Mar)). pp. 50-56. ISSN 0975-2366

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Abstract

TheprevalenceoNfoise-InducedHearingLosisincreasingwodrlwide.Majorfactorscontributetothisituationis the breach of the preventive measures. Thstisudy aimed to identify factors that caused the industrial workers to ignore the usage of thehearing protection device(HPD). Sem-istructured focus group disucssion was conducted to the sawmill workers of Pahang, Malay.siPaurposive sampling method was performed to obtpaainrticipants,who was exposed to continuous noise, working tinhe industrial fieldand frequently or never used the HPD during working. Participants werediffered in term of gender, age, working experience and job. The condufcotceuds group discussion was recorded and all related information was transcribed. Analysis of the theme for the study was conducted using QSR Nvivo 9.2. Three mnaithemes were identified which are: uncomfortable, less awareness and barrier in communication. 58% of the workers reported on uncomfortable feeling wh2il%e 4were lack of awareness and 25% feel that the devices createad barrier in communication. Therefore, asncuomfortable feeling was the main cauosfe the industrial workers not to wear the HPD, new types of HPD that follows user requirement should be invented.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5509/76339
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hearing protection device; Noise-induced Hearing Loss
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Ailin Razali
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 08:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76339

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