An ecological approach to hearing-health promotion in workplaces

Reddy, R. et al. International Journal of Audiology. Published online: 12 Jan 2017

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Objective: To develop and assess use, acceptability and feasibility of an ecological hearing conservation programme for workplaces.

Design: A school-based public health hearing preservation education programme (Dangerous Decibels®) was adapted for workplaces using the Multi-level Approach to Community Health (MATCH) Model. The programme was delivered in small manufacturing companies and evaluated using a questionnaire before the training and at one week and two-months after training.

Conclusions: The developed programme offers a simple, interactive and theory-based intervention that is well accepted and effective in promoting positive hearing-health behaviour in workplaces.

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