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Saturday, February 12 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
An Exploratory Study on Problem and Life Effects in Individuals with Noise-Induced Hearing loss: An ICF based study

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Hearing loss caused by exposure to very intense sounds or unacceptable levels of sound for long periods is called Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Noise exposure can result in both auditory and non-auditory effects. The conventional audiological test battery assesses only the auditory effects. To evaluate the overall impact of NIHL, it is vital for the Audiologists to profile the non-auditory effects. Using ICF core sets for NIHL can establish perceptual correlates (auditory and non-auditory effects). The current study aims to profile the perceptual correlates of noise exposure and correlate them with conventional clinical measures. The study sample included 34 adults with NIHL, and the data were collected using two open-ended questions. A Wilcoxon signed-rank test and Spearson rank correlation were performed. There were no significant differences in the number of responses between the two questions. None of these responses correlated with the demographic and audiological findings; this signifies the need to understand the other confounding factors associated with NIHL. Based on these findings, future audiological assessment protocols for noise-induced hearing loss can address these problem areas along with the audiological test battery for a better outcome.

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Muthu Karthick

Student, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing


Saturday February 12, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CST
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