NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS AMONG ARTILLERY SOLDIERS

Authors

  • Zeeshan Ayub Khyber Rifles Hospital
  • Azeema Ahmed Combined Military Hospital Kharian

Keywords:

Hearing impairment, Pure tone audiometry, Sound pressure level.

Abstract

Objectives: To determine whether there is a significant difference in hearing threshold of artillery soldiers and non artillery soldiers.
Study Design: A cross sectional comparative study.
Place and Duration: This study was done at Khyber Rifles Hospital Landikotal over four months time from 10th September 2009 to 31st December 2009.
Patients and Methods: Study group comprised sixty males thirty of whom were engaged in firing of artillery guns and thirty with sedentary jobs. Pure tone Audiometry (PTA) was done for all sixty individuals.
Results: Average hearing loss in speech frequencies was statistically more in individuals who were actively involved in firing of artillery guns. (P<0.001)
Conclusions: Adequate protection and training should be imparted to individuals involved in firing of artillery guns.

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Published

31-03-2011

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How to Cite

1.
Ayub Z, Ahmed A. NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS AMONG ARTILLERY SOLDIERS. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2011 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];61(1). Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2001