International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Audiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Hearing Sensitivity Comparison between Industrial and Construction Site Workers

Hebsiba Thomas | Devika P V | Ameena Shahanas | Joshan Kuriakose | Mishal K [5]


Abstract: Objective: The study aimed to compare the hearing sensitivity of people who are working in industries and construction sectors. Method: A total of 40 individuals working in industries and construction sites were tested. The study was conducted on 20 individuals from industries and 20 individuals from construction sites. Pure tone Audiometry and Distortion Product Otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) screening was done for the workers working in industries and construction sites for 4 - 6 hours daily. Result: The results showed that construction site workers have a higher percentage of hearing loss than industrial site workers.57% of construction site workers are affected by hearing loss and 43% of industrial workers are affected by hearing - loss. Conclusion: Construction site workers have an increased possibility of having Noise Induced Hearing Loss associated with inner ear problems than industrial workers due to increased duration of noise exposure and lack of awareness. Therefore, it is essential to conduct an awareness program for the workers regarding hearing loss and the use of ear protection devices.


Keywords: Hearing sensitivity, construction workers, industrial workers, Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Threshold, Noise Exposure


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 1335 - 1338


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