Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss among Migrant Workers in Kuwait
Although the effect of hearing loss on years lived with disability (YLD) is quite substantial, occupational among migrant workers significantly under-studied. In Kuwait, where nearly two-thirds population are workers, burden noise-induced (ONIHL) unknown. The objective study was to assess prevalence ONIHL in Kuwait and explore workplace individual risk factors that associated ONIHL. We obtained data annual physical exams for year 2018 conducted by Shuaiba Industrial Medical Center (SIMC) all industrial area. applied univariate multivariate logistic regression models estimate effects characteristics A total 3474 visited SIMC an exam. vast majority were men (99%) non-Kuwaitis (98%) a median age 38 years. 710 diagnosed 20.4%. Age, experience, self-reported exposure noise statistically significant higher odds When adjusted age, other level factors, type industry not predictor uncovers worker subpopulation area health often underestimated or unrecognized. laws regulations place prevent control workplace, onus local authorities ensure necessary training controls aimed reduce exposure.
Occupational noise induced hearing loss in coal miners and coal washing factory workers in Kerman province
Introduction: The occupational noise induced hearing loss is one of the wide spread problems and a long term complication of working in noisy environments. At the present, large groups of workers who are working in noisy environments are exposed to hearing loss. So, this study is aimed to determine the prevalence of hearing loss (more than, 25 dB) of the workers in coal mines and leaching fac...متن کامل
Noise is the insidious of all industrial pollutants, involving every industry and causing severe hearing loss in every country in the world. Exposure to excessive noise is the major avoidable cause of permanent hearing impairment. Worldwide, 16% of the disabling hearing loss in adults is attributed to occupational noise, ranging from 7 to 21% in the various subregions. The estimated cost of noi...متن کامل
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss among workers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
BACKGROUND Occupational noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs among workers exposed to excessive amounts of noise for long durations. The average level of noise in some locations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was above the safe limit of 85dB hence workers were thought to be at risk. OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence and socio demographic attributes for NIHL at JKIA. D...متن کامل
Introduction: Occupational noise exposure induced hearing loss is recognized as one of the most harmful factors in industries. Hearing loss is one of the 10 top works–related diseases. This study is to determine the existence of noise pollution in the workplace and probability of its hearing injury among exposed workers in Sarkhoon refinery in 2008, Bandar Abbas, Iran Methods: In this cr...متن کامل
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) continues to be one of the most prevalent occupational conditions and occurs across a wide spectrum of industries. Occupational hearing loss is preventable through a hierarchy of controls, which prioritize the use of engineering controls over administrative controls and personal protective equipment. The occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) physician w...متن کامل
عنوان ژورنال: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN: ['1661-7827', '1660-4601']