Tier II specialist in Otorhinolaryngology. Teaching qualification in Defectology. Tier II specialist in Pediatrics. Noise-induced hearing loss verified by high frequency audiometry. Adolesc Saude.
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Abstract: To find out prevalence of noise-induced sensorineural hearing loss in workers exposed to noise in four companies implicated in wood processing in the city of Cartagena. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in four companies sawmills the timber sector of the city of Cartagena, dedicated to the transformation of the log wooden board and batten through cutting, brushing and chamfering wood.
The study population was twenty machining area workers exposed to noise. A preliminary evaluation was done to know in detail the work environment and the circumstances under which workers are exposed to noise, noise characteristics and sources. In the measurement of noise exposure per job based on the different selected companies the equivalent continuous level of between The risk level is high in one of the companies as a medium risk was found in the other selected companies.
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Prevalence of sensorineural hearing loss induced noise in wood sector companies city Cartagena. Nova [online]. ISSN To find out prevalence of noise-induced sensorineural hearing loss in workers exposed to noise in four companies implicated in wood processing in the city of Cartagena.