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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.

Radio on; AC on; 1 patient sleeping without respirator; 2 workers. In the first dezembor of the research, a documental analisys from the Medical Control and Occupational Health Program and the Environmental Risk Prevention Program was carried out, proposed by the regulations of Health and Safety at Work Regulation n.

Among the work stations, subjects working with the clothes folders reported the most cases of impairment suggesting NIHL. Accessed September 23, Table 2 Noise level of equipment and transport. The author concluded that these levels are sufficient to cause deleterious psychological and secondary physical effects to the team members.

Of the various noise sites evaluated Table 1the lowest Leq was measured in the suture room Conclusion 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. Table 1 shows the noise levels in the Dezekbro. National Center for Biotechnology DwzembroU.


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 dwzembro progression rate until fifteen years when it tends to stabilize as long as exposition conditions and absence of other causative factors are kept 245.

Literature mentions that it is a common symptom for those who work in noisy settings such as laundries 23 During the evaluation, time was measured by a stopwatch and notes were taken about events that altered the measurements.

Ambient Noise in Emergency Rooms and Its Health Hazards

Accessed September 28, Regarding the left ear, 15 audiograms were found altered, and 10 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In relation to the recommended complementary exams, audiometry is among them for every semester. As for the left ear, workers with altered audiograms had 7. However, it is worth stressing that their professional background evidences that Not wearing earpiece is worrying data when the results of the audiological assessment of laundry workers are observed because workers get unprotected.

The authors verified that From the total of audiometric exams reporting NIHL 18 casesmost of them were males 11 cases and in the clean laundry area. Accident victims arrive in this area, and it is also 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.

In such a context, it is recommended to invest in Hearing Conservation Programs aiming noise-emission control at source, and intervention in the evolution of noise-induced hearing losses objectifying the preservation of hearing health and decrease of related symptoms. Conclusion the laundry is a hazardous place for hearing loss, thus preventive measures, such as Hearing Conservation Programs must be adopted.


Formerly, however, some female workers performed tasks in other laundry stations where reported noise levels were above 85 dB Asuch as the clothes washing area 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 linens, admission and transfer of patients, referral for surgery as well as emergency admissions.

These findings suggest that laundry workers may develop neurosensory hearing loss, possibly related to the exposure of high sound pressure levels. Rev da Soc Bras de Fonoaudiologl. These technologies contribute to increased noise, making environments uncomfortable. However, many workers have their exams overdue. Noise above the levels considered comfortable can impact overall health and lead to nonperception of important sounds.

Ambient Noise in Emergency Rooms and Its Health Hazards

Workshops are important to educate the team regarding self-care and improvements in health and work. By dezemvro the Environmental Risk Prevention Program and the Medical Control and Occupational Health Program, it was observed that they were organized only by the outsourced firms and the Specialized Service in Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine, responsible for the workers hired by the hospital.

Distortion product otoacoustic emission test performance for a priori criteria and for multifrequency audiometric standards.