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Perceived hearing status and attitudes toward noise in young adults
University of Florida.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1436-2355
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.
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2007 (English)In: American Journal of Audiology, Vol. 16, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of perceived hearing loss, tinnitus, and temporary threshold shift (TTS) in community college students and to see whether those students' attitudes toward noise affected their perception of their own possible hearing loss, tinnitus, and TTS. Method: Young adults (N = 245; age 18-27) completed 3 questionnaires: the Hearing Symptom Description, Youth Attitude to Noise Scale, and Adolescents' Habits and Hearing Protection Use. Results: Perceived TTS and pain associated with loud noise were the most common hearing related factors, followed by perceived tinnitus and hearing loss. The students' attitudes toward noise in their daily environment showed the most negative response, whereas attitudes toward noise and concentration indicated a more positive, or less harmful, response. Chi-square analysis indicated a significant correlation between perceived hearing loss and respondents' overall attitudes toward noise exposure. Hearing protection use was limited for all participants, with the majority reporting never having used hearing protection. Conclusion: Approximately 6% of respondents reported perceived hearing loss, and 13.5% reported prolonged tinnitus. In general, participants had neutral attitudes toward noise. Over 20% of participants reported ear pain, tinnitus, and/or TTS after noise exposure at least sometimes. Coincidentally, few participants reported consistent use of hearing protection. © American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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2007. Vol. 16, no 2
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Attitudes toward noise, Hearing protection, Noise, Tinnitus, adult, article, chi square test, correlation analysis, female, hearing loss, human, major clinical study, male, noise, questionnaire, tinnitus, Adolescent, Adult, Attitude, Female, Hearing, Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced, Humans, Male, Questionnaires
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Social science, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1810DOI: 10.1044/1059-0889(2007/022)ISBN: 10590889 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1810DiVA: diva2:271493
Available from: 2009-10-12 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2015-12-22Bibliographically approved

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