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The effects of a hearing education program on recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, hearing loss, and hearing protector devices in young adults

Hannah Keppler UGent, Ingeborg Dhooge UGent, Sofie Degeest UGent and Bart Vinck UGent (2015) NOISE & HEALTH. 17(78). p.253-262
abstract
Excessive recreational noise exposure in young adults might result in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus. Inducing behavioral change in young adults is one of the aims of a hearing conservation program (HCP). The goal of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a hearing education program after 6 months in young adults in relation to knowledge regarding their individual hearing status. The results of a questionnaire regarding the weekly equivalent recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, and hearing loss and hearing protector devices (HPDs) were compared between both sessions. Seventy-eight young adults completed the questionnaire concerning recreational noise exposure, youth attitude to noise scale (YANS), and beliefs about hearing protection and hearing loss (BAHPHL). Their hearing status was evaluated based on admittance measures, audiometry, transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). The main analysis consisted of a mixed model analysis of variance with dependent variables of either the noise exposure or the scores on (subscales of) YANS and BAHPHL. The independent variables were hearing status and session one versus session two. There was a significant decrease in recreational noise exposure and several (sub) scales of YANS and BAHPHL between both the sessions. This behavioral change resulted in a more frequent use of HPDs in 12% of the participants. However, the behavioral change was not completely related to the knowledge of young adults individual hearing status. To prevent hearing damage in young people, investing in HCPs is necessary, apart from regulating sound levels and its compliance at various leisure-time activities. Also, the long-term effect of HCPs and their most cost-efficient repetition rates should be further investigated.
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hearing education program, Attitudes, hearing protector devices (HPDs), recreational noise exposure, young adults, ADOLESCENTS, MUSIC, CAMPAIGN, STUDENTS, LOUD, PREVALENCE, ATTENDANCE, TINNITUS, BEHAVIOR, SWEDEN
journal title
NOISE & HEALTH
Noise Health
volume
17
issue
78
pages
253 - 262
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000361596400003
JCR category
AUDIOLOGY & SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.826 (2015)
JCR rank
8/25 (2015)
JCR quartile
2 (2015)
ISSN
1463-1741
DOI
10.4103/1463-1741.165028
language
English
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yes
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A1
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6920415
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6920415
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2015-09-02 11:24:12
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  abstract     = {Excessive recreational noise exposure in young adults might result in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus. Inducing behavioral change in young adults is one of the aims of a hearing conservation program (HCP). The goal of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a hearing education program after 6 months in young adults in relation to knowledge regarding their individual hearing status. The results of a questionnaire regarding the weekly equivalent recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, and hearing loss and hearing protector devices (HPDs) were compared between both sessions. Seventy-eight young adults completed the questionnaire concerning recreational noise exposure, youth attitude to noise scale (YANS), and beliefs about hearing protection and hearing loss (BAHPHL). Their hearing status was evaluated based on admittance measures, audiometry, transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). The main analysis consisted of a mixed model analysis of variance with dependent variables of either the noise exposure or the scores on (subscales of) YANS and BAHPHL. The independent variables were hearing status and session one versus session two. There was a significant decrease in recreational noise exposure and several (sub) scales of YANS and BAHPHL between both the sessions. This behavioral change resulted in a more frequent use of HPDs in 12\% of the participants. However, the behavioral change was not completely related to the knowledge of young adults individual hearing status. To prevent hearing damage in young people, investing in HCPs is necessary, apart from regulating sound levels and its compliance at various leisure-time activities. Also, the long-term effect of HCPs and their most cost-efficient repetition rates should be further investigated.},
  author       = {Keppler, Hannah and Dhooge, Ingeborg and Degeest, Sofie and Vinck, Bart},
  issn         = {1463-1741},
  journal      = {NOISE \& HEALTH},
  keyword      = {hearing education program,Attitudes,hearing protector devices (HPDs),recreational noise exposure,young adults,ADOLESCENTS,MUSIC,CAMPAIGN,STUDENTS,LOUD,PREVALENCE,ATTENDANCE,TINNITUS,BEHAVIOR,SWEDEN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {78},
  pages        = {253--262},
  title        = {The effects of a hearing education program on recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, hearing loss, and hearing protector devices in young adults},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1463-1741.165028},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2015},
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Chicago
Keppler, Hannah, Ingeborg Dhooge, Sofie Degeest, and Bart Vinck. 2015. “The Effects of a Hearing Education Program on Recreational Noise Exposure, Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Noise, Hearing Loss, and Hearing Protector Devices in Young Adults.” Noise & Health 17 (78): 253–262.
APA
Keppler, H., Dhooge, I., Degeest, S., & Vinck, B. (2015). The effects of a hearing education program on recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, hearing loss, and hearing protector devices in young adults. NOISE & HEALTH, 17(78), 253–262.
Vancouver
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Keppler H, Dhooge I, Degeest S, Vinck B. The effects of a hearing education program on recreational noise exposure, attitudes and beliefs toward noise, hearing loss, and hearing protector devices in young adults. NOISE & HEALTH. 2015;17(78):253–62.
MLA
Keppler, Hannah, Ingeborg Dhooge, Sofie Degeest, et al. “The Effects of a Hearing Education Program on Recreational Noise Exposure, Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Noise, Hearing Loss, and Hearing Protector Devices in Young Adults.” NOISE & HEALTH 17.78 (2015): 253–262. Print.