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Published online Aug 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.

Please review our privacy policy. Received May 12; Accepted Jun 1. In relation to the necessary time exposition for triggering noise-induced hearing loss, the highest number of impairing rates 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.

Main corridor Morning As for the workers from the outsourced company, the Environmental Risk Prevention Program and the Medical Control and Occupational Health Program are hired and held by a specialized company on Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine.

These technologies contribute to increased noise, making environments uncomfortable. It is worth mentioning that sezembro legislation is based on 8 daily working hours, and laundry working hours take up 12 hours, aggravating the situation of noise exposure.

In a study in which the noise ranged from Accident victims arrive in this area, and it is 6541 a meeting place for various professional teams that send and receive patients, causing movement of people and equipment and the need for oral communication, which increases sound pressure level. Accessed May 9, However, a higher Leq variation of Support Center Support Center. Distortion product otoacoustic emission test performance for a priori criteria and for multifrequency audiometric standards.


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

Introduction Technology is highly valued, especially in health care for patients with serious conditions, and sometimes technology is necessary to save lives.

In the reference of the measurement of sound pressure levels, it was observed in the clothes spin area, According to the World Health Organization, 5 among the critical effects of noise in hospitals are communication interference, including with warning signs of annoyance and sleep disturbance. Workshops are important to educate the team regarding self-care and improvements in health and work.

Among all agents that may result in occupational hazard, noise certainly appears as the most frequent one, exposing a larger number of individuals.

The inspection of the outer acoustic meatus fe performed before audiological testing.

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How to cite this article. Table 2 Noise level of equipment and transport. The implementation of program promoting health xezembro prevention is recommended. Therefore, this Norm recommends that the equivalent sound pressure level Leq not exceed 35 A-weighted decibel scale dBA in rooms where patients are treated and 5614.

In Figure 1results for the measurement of laundry noise by area and service are shown. Rest period from occupational noise was 14 working hours, that is, the audiological testing was held before the working hours in the hospital laundry objectifying to exclude any temporary hearing loss. Laundry workers were invited to participate in the research and informed about its objective. After going through all the selected locations, the evaluation was done three more times, so re four measurements were taken at each site, with maximum, minimum, and Leq, in the mornings between 7 am and 1 pmin the afternoon between 1 pm and 7 pmand at night between 7 pm and 7 am.

The data are presented in table format. From the total of audiometric exams reporting NIHL 18 casesmost of them were males 11 cases and in the clean laundry area. As for stimulus, nonlinear broadband ticks were used, 80dB SPL intensity.

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An unstructured observational study in a surgical inpatient unit of 28 beds, made up of four rooms with six beds and one with four beds, concluded that the morning noise level was higher because of the presence of the majority of health professionals and the routine work in the wards hygiene, changing eezembro, admission and transfer of patients, referral for surgery as well as emergency admissions.

Ambient Noise in Emergency Rooms and Its Health Hazards

In relation to work time length, it was verified that lie Accessed August 10, In all assessed points, noise levels were above the comfort levels recommended by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standardswhich may harm users’ and professionals’ health as well as influence professional performance in the emergency ward. Inclusion criteria were to be a laundry worker and to accept the invitation to participate in the research.

Rev da Soc Bras de Fonoaudiologl. Prolonged environmental noise exposure above safe levels along with recklessness in the use of earpiece, was enough to cause hearing damage suggesting NIHL in In front of service window Morning Therefore, it appears that the noise levels present in the ER can impact the overall health of the population. It is deemed necessary that this laundry urgently plans strategies to minimize noise levels as workers are exposed to it for 12 hours on a daily basis. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the hearing profile of hospital laundry workers.

Environmental risk assessment and noise measurement were carried out in the clean and dirty laundry areas. Measurements dezemnro taken at 10 sites inside the ER: