Health Scope

Published by: Kowsar

Survey of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Health in Professional Drivers

Nazanin Izadi 1 , Mahdi Sadeghi 2 , * and Maryam Saraie 1
Authors Information
1 Center for Research on Occupational Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Environmental Health Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Health Scope: August 1, 2015, 4 (3); e25296
  • Published Online: August 22, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: November 12, 2014
  • Revised: March 3, 2015
  • Accepted: April 11, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/jhealthscope-25296

To Cite: Izadi N, Sadeghi M, Saraie M. Survey of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Health in Professional Drivers, Health Scope. 2015 ;4(3):e25296. doi: 10.17795/jhealthscope-25296.

Abstract
Copyright © 2015, Health Promotion Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
References
  • 1. Salvatore JA, Numerous NL, Grady FJ. Environmental Engineering. 2003;
  • 2. Majumder J, Mehta CR, Sen D. Excess risk estimates of hearing impairment of Indian professional drivers. Int J Ind Ergonom. 2009; 39(1): 234-8
  • 3. McMichael AJ. The urban environment and health in a world of increasing globalization: issues for developing countries. Bull World Health Organ. 2000; 78(9): 1117-26[PubMed]
  • 4. Moudon AV. Real noise from the urban environment: how ambient community noise affects health and what can be done about it. Am J Prev Med. 2009; 37(2): 167-71[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Mehdi MR, Kim M, Seong JC, Arsalan MH. Spatio-temporal patterns of road traffic noise pollution in Karachi, Pakistan. Environ Int. 2011; 37(1): 97-104[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Leon Bluhm G, Berglind N, Nordling E, Rosenlund M. Road traffic noise and hypertension. Occup Environ Med. 2007; 64(2): 122-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Stansfeld S, Haines M, Brown B. Noise and health in the urban environment. Rev Environ Health. 2000; 15(1-2): 43-82[PubMed]
  • 8. Murphy E, King EA, Rice HJ. Estimating human exposure to transport noise in central Dublin, Ireland. Environ Int. 2009; 35(2): 298-302[DOI][PubMed]
  • 9. Ali SA, Tamura A. Road traffic noise levels, restrictions and annoyance in Greater Cairo, Egypt. Appl Acoustics. 2003; 64(8): 815-23
  • 10. Mukherjee AK, Bhattacharya SK, Ahmed S, Roy SK, Roychowdhury A, Sen S. Exposure of drivers and conductors to noise, heat, dust and volatile organic compounds in the state transport special buses of Kolkata city. Trans Res Part D Trans Environ. 2003; 8(1): 11-9
  • 11. Hyder AA, Ghaffar AA, Sugerman DE, Masood TI, Ali L. Health and road transport in Pakistan. Public Health. 2006; 120(2): 132-41[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Zannin PHT. Occupational noise in urban buses. Int J Ind Ergon. 2006; 36(10): 901-5
  • 13. Merchant AT, Lalani I, Afridi ZH, Latif N, Malik TA, Merchant SS, et al. What is the effect of riskshaw noise on its driver? J Pak Med Assoc. 2000; 50(4): 124-8[PubMed]
  • 14. Wang PD, Lin RS. Coronary heart disease risk factors in urban bus drivers. Public Health. 2001; 115(4): 261-4
  • 15. Saberi HR, Moravveji AR, Fakharian E, Kashani MM, Dehdashti AR. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in bus and truck drivers in Kashan, Iran. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2011; 3(1): 8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 16. Izadi N, Malek M, Aminian O, Saraei M. Medical risk factors of diabetes mellitus among professional drivers. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2013; 12(1): 23[DOI][PubMed]
  • 17. Pourabdian S. The prevalence and correlates of hearing loss in drivers in Isfahan, Iran. Arch Iran Med. 2009; 12(2): 128-34
  • 18. Lao XQ, Yu IT, Au DK, Chiu YL, Wong CC, Wong TW. Noise exposure and hearing impairment among Chinese restaurant workers and entertainment employees in Hong Kong. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8)[DOI][PubMed]
Readers' Comments