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aud 1999, 7(1 And 2): 116-120 Back to browse issues page
Estimating the amount of exposure to noise and hearing status in Dentists in Tehran
Rostam Sasani , Parvin Nasiri
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Technology has made people to be exposed to a lot of sources of noise because of the instruments they use at workplace or at home. Dentists are a group of such people who are especially subject to different sources of noise such as high-speed air-turbine headpieces, operated at 300,000 to 400,000 revolutions per minute In the current study we were aimed at measuring noise at the dentists&apos office estimating hearing thresholds in dentists and determining the reason of hearing loss and finally determining the role that work experience e play in the hearing loss occurred.Dentists have been divided into groups based on the work experience and subjects were randomly selected from the dentists of various groups. Sound levels were measured in clinical settings and in a pre-clinical laboratory for estimation of hearing-damage risk among dentists,The findings demonstrated that all dentists regardless of age and gender suffered a notched hearing loss at 6000 Hz. Additionally hearing loss was worse in right ear.Since sound energy of high-speed air-turbine headpieces is mostly concentrated in high frequencies, it can lead in the most possible hearing loss at 6000Hz.

Keywords: exposure to noise, Dentists, hearing loss, work experience, high-speed air-turbine headpieces
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Type of Study: Research |
Accepted: 2013/10/26 | Published: 2017/11/8
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Volume 7, Issue 1 And 2 (5 1999) Back to browse issues page
شنوایی شناسی - دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران Bimonthly Audiology - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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