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Hearing-related symptoms among women - Occurrence and risk in relation to occupational noise and stressful working conditions

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Title: Hearing-related symptoms among women - Occurrence and risk in relation to occupational noise and stressful working conditions
Authors: Fredriksson, Sofie
Issue Date: 24-May-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Fredriksson S., Hammar O., Torén K., Tenenbaum A., Persson Waye K. (2015). The effect of occupational noise exposure on tinnitus and sound-induced auditory fatigue among ob-stetrics personnel: a cross-sectional study. BMJ open 5(3): e005793.

II. Fredriksson S., Hammar O., Magnusson L., Kähäri K., Persson Waye K. (2016). Validating self-reporting of hearing-related symptoms against pure-tone audiometry, otoacoustic emis-sion, and speech audiometry. International journal of audiology 55(8): 454-462.

III. Fredriksson S., Kim J-L., Torén K., Magnusson L., Kähäri K., Söderberg M., Persson Waye K.. Increased risk of self-reported hearing-related symptoms among women who have worked in preschool: a cohort study. Submitted Only.

IV. Fredriksson S., Hussein-Alkhateeb L., Torén K., Sjöström M., Selander J., Gustavsson P.,Kähäri K., Magnusson L., Persson Waye K. Occupational noise exposure and adult-onset hyperacusis in a cohort of Swedish women. In Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2018-06-14
Disputation: Torsdagen den 14 juni 2018, kl. 13:00, Hörsal Karl Isaksson, Medicinaregatan 16A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Hearing-related symptoms
occupational noise
stressful working conditions
Abstract: A considerable amount of research has been devoted to the risk of noise-induced hearing loss among industry workers – the majority of whom are men. Much less research has been done in female-dominated human service occupations, including obstetrical care and preschools. These work environments can be characterised by noise from intense speech communication and screaming and by stressful working conditions. To address the lack of studies in female-dominated workplaces we have assessed the occurre... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-042-3 (pdf)
978-91-7833-041-6 (print)
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