A Follow up Study of Hearing Loss and Noise Hazard Preventive Behaviors among Workers in A Pulp and Paper Plant, Khon Kaen Province

  • Patthamaporn Kittikong นักศึกษา หลักสูตรวิทยาศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาอาชีวอนามัยและความปลอดภัย คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Dr.Pornpun Sakunkoo ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาอนามัยสิ่งแวดล้อม อาชีวอนามัยและความปลอดภัย คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Ganjana Nathapindhu รองศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาอนามัยสิ่งแวดล้อม อาชีวอนามัยและความปลอดภัย คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Keywords: Hearing loss, Noise hazard preventive, A Pulp and Paper Plant


The cross-sectional study was designed to hearing loss, noise hazard preventive behaviors and relationship between hearing loss and noise hazard preventive behaviors in A Pulp and Paper Plant. The Stratified Random Sampling was 207 employees for 8 departments of Plant. Data were collected during January to March 2017. The research instruments included questionnaire was noise hazard preventive behaviors to use PPE by the researcher based on a literature view. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Inferential Statistics were Logistic regression analysis with statistical significance set at P-value < 0.05 The results revealed that audiometric tests of employee samples between 2013-2015 have abnormal increase of 9 employees (6%), noise hazard preventive behaviors to use PPE(Ear plugs) was 59.90% and relationship between noise hazard preventive behaviors and hearing loss are Significant (AOR=0.26, 95%CI; 0.10-0.68) It should be promoted and programmed for employees. There is awareness for use PPE of more protective and to reduce the risk of noise hearing loss.


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