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ISSN 2077-7477 (Print)
ISSN 2077-7485 (Online)

A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

Frequency of publication:
quarterly

Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 4 (84)   -   2017   -   Pages: 57-61
Features of the impact of occupational noise and accompanying hygienic factors on the state of the acoustic analyzer and the morbidity of the operators of non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beverages’ bottling at «Obolon» corporation
Yavorovskii Ī.P.1, Brukhno R.P.1, Shydlovska T.A.2, Hrechkovska N. V.3
1 O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv
2 State Institution «O.S. Kolomiichenko Institute of Otolaryngology of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv
3 P. L. Shupyk National Medical Academy for Post-Graduate Education, Kyiv

ÓÄŹ: 613.6:612.85:314.4:663.86-058.234.2

ABSTRACT:
Objective: We studied the state of acoustic analyzer and morbidity in the "noise" professions’ workers of food industry.

Materials and methods: We performed the hygienic studies of labor conditions, analysis of morbidity, detailed clinical examination of the state of acoustic analyzer, determination of the biological age of "noise" professions’ workers at the PJSC "Obolon".

Results: Noise was determined to be a leading harmful factor of the occupational environment of the "noise" professions’ workers at the PJSC "Obolon”, noise levels exceeded the permissible values by 1-11 dBA.
We revealed a deterioration of acoustic function, especially for the tones in the extended frequencies’ range, among the examined “noise” professions’ workers and signs of the impact of noise on the central parts of the acoustic analyser, manifested in the infringement of the function of its truncal and cortical structures.
Frequency of the detection of sensory-neural deafness and diseases of circulatory system in the operators of beverage bottling was established to be statistically higher than in the control group (š≤0.05).
Accelerated aging rates in the workers of "noise" professions were revealed.

Conclusions: The causal relationship among conditions, character of labor and frequency of the detection of diseases, changes at different levels of the acoustic analyzer, rates of aging of "noise" professions’ workers was established.

KEYWORDS:
hygienic assessment, occupational noise, sensory-neural deafness, morbidity
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