Author(s): Cantor-Cutiva Lady Catherine, Bottalico Pasquale, Hunter Eric J
Purpose: Determine the relationship between noise exposure with hearing functioning of radio broadcasters. Method: One-week longitudinal study with the participation of two broadcasters. Participants were monitored at the beginning and at the end of the working week. Pre-monitoring assessment on Monday and post-monitoring assessment on Friday were performed to identify short-term effects of work-related noise exposure on hearing functioning of radio broadcasters. Result: During a one-week follow-up, noise conditions during radio broadcasting were below occupational exposure limits and without consequences on hearing functioning. Conclusion: Our results indicate that occupational noise exposure represented minimal risk for hearing problems but the consequences of long-term noise exposure on hearing mechanisms may yet occur. Therefore, radio broadcasting may be an occupation at risk to develop work-related hearing loss.
Name: Dr Lady Catherine Cantor-Cutiva
Country: United States