The accuracy of self-reported high noise exposure level and hearing loss in a working population in Eastern Saudi Arabia.

@article{Ahmed2004TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of self-reported high noise exposure level and hearing loss in a working population in Eastern Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Hafiz O Ahmed and John H Dennis and Seifeddin Gaafar Ballal},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2004},
  volume={207 3},
  pages={227-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of questions in identifying subjects occupationally exposed to high noise level and those with hearing loss using noise dosimeter and pure-tone air conduction audiometry as the gold standards. DESIGN A cross-sectional study involving 259 noise-exposed workers selected randomly from two factories in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Personal noise exposure was determined using a noise dosimeter. The hearing impairment for each subject was assessed using otoscopic… CONTINUE READING