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dc.contributor.authorWolniakowska, Anna
dc.contributor.authorZaborowski, Kamil
dc.contributor.authorDudarewicz, Adam
dc.contributor.authorPawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska, Malgorzata
dc.contributor.authorŚliwińska-Kowalska, Mariola
dc.identifier.citationMed Pr 2019;70(1):17–25en_US
dc.description.abstractNoise in entertainment industry often reaches high sound pressure levels. Nevertheless, the risk of hearing loss in this sector is insufficiently recognized. The aim of this study was the assessment of the relationship between noise exposure and temporary threshold shifts (TTS) for people working as bartenders at a variety of entertainment venues. The study comprised a total of 18 bartenders (mean age was 25±7 years old) employed at a music club (N = 8), pub (N = 5) and discotheque (N = 5). Personal dosimeters were used for determining noise levels and frequency characteristics. Hearing was evaluated by pre- (before work) and post-exposure (up to 15 min after the end of work) pure tone audiometry. Hearing tests were carried out for bartenders during 2 or 3 sessions while working on weekends. The mean personal noise exposure level normalized to a nominal 8-hour working day was 95 dBA, above 4 times higher than the accepted legal limit. The TTS values (10 dB HL or more) were significant at 4 kHz for both ears for 77% of bartenders. People working as bartenders represent a professional group with an increased risk of hearing loss. Raising awareness of this fact and implementing hearing protection programs in this group of workers is urgently needed, in line with the European Commission Directive (EU Directive 2003/10/EC). Med Pr. 2019;70(1):17-25.en_US
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dc.subjectnoise-induced hearing lossen_US
dc.subjectoccupational exposureen_US
dc.subjectpure-tone audiometryen_US
dc.subjectrisk factors of NIHLen_US
dc.subjecttemporary changes in hearingen_US
dc.title[Assessment of temporary hearing changes related to work as a bartender].en_US
dc.title.alternativeOcena czasowych zmian słuchu związanych z pracą na stanowisku barmana.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicineen_US
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen_US
dc.source.journaltitleMedycyna pracy

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