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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161447
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perception difference in hearing health between Korean and U.S. workers
Abstract:
Perception difference in hearing health between Korean and U.S. workers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Hong, OiSaeng
Contact Address:SON, 400 North Ingalls, Rm 3186, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
Co-Authors:Delbert M. Raymond
The purpose of this presentation to examine perception difference in hearing health between Korean and US workers. Two studies were conducted that assessed hearing perceptions and actual hearing status measured by audiometric tests among workers in two different countries. The first study was conducted with 255 airport workers in Korea. The second study was conducted in the US with 612 construction workers. In both studies, the congruence of perceived hearing loss with the results of audiometric screening was examined and results from both studies were compared. Self-reported perceived hearing was assessed by a question about how workers perceive their own hearing ability. Overall, about 46% of Korean and 36% of US workers judged that they had hearing loss. Actual hearing acuity was assessed by the results of audiometric tests conducted for both ears at frequencies 0.5 through 8 kHz, using microprocessor pure-tone audiometers. As a major concern in both studies was workers' functional hearing status (hearing ability of speech in everyday listening situation), both studies determined hearing loss at 2, 3, 4 kHz. About 39% and 34% of Korean and US workers showed hearing loss at these frequencies. Among those who had hearing loss as shown by their audiogram, 77% Korean and 59% US workers actually perceived having hearing loss. To validate perceived hearing loss with measured hearing loss, congruence between two was assessed using Cohen's kappa. The study found low level of agreement between perceived and measured hearing loss in both groups (Cohen's kappa<.5). A significant difference in level of congruence of perceived and measured hearing between Korean and US workers (kappa=.49 vs. .34) was also found. Korean workers are more likely than US workers to report their perceived hearing status closer to measured hearing level. AN: MN030260
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerception difference in hearing health between Korean and U.S. workersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161447-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perception difference in hearing health between Korean and U.S. workers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hong, OiSaeng</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 North Ingalls, Rm 3186, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Delbert M. Raymond</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this presentation to examine perception difference in hearing health between Korean and US workers. Two studies were conducted that assessed hearing perceptions and actual hearing status measured by audiometric tests among workers in two different countries. The first study was conducted with 255 airport workers in Korea. The second study was conducted in the US with 612 construction workers. In both studies, the congruence of perceived hearing loss with the results of audiometric screening was examined and results from both studies were compared. Self-reported perceived hearing was assessed by a question about how workers perceive their own hearing ability. Overall, about 46% of Korean and 36% of US workers judged that they had hearing loss. Actual hearing acuity was assessed by the results of audiometric tests conducted for both ears at frequencies 0.5 through 8 kHz, using microprocessor pure-tone audiometers. As a major concern in both studies was workers' functional hearing status (hearing ability of speech in everyday listening situation), both studies determined hearing loss at 2, 3, 4 kHz. About 39% and 34% of Korean and US workers showed hearing loss at these frequencies. Among those who had hearing loss as shown by their audiogram, 77% Korean and 59% US workers actually perceived having hearing loss. To validate perceived hearing loss with measured hearing loss, congruence between two was assessed using Cohen's kappa. The study found low level of agreement between perceived and measured hearing loss in both groups (Cohen's kappa&lt;.5). A significant difference in level of congruence of perceived and measured hearing between Korean and US workers (kappa=.49 vs. .34) was also found. Korean workers are more likely than US workers to report their perceived hearing status closer to measured hearing level. AN: MN030260 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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