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Asian Journal of Scientific Research
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 104-109
DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2017.104.109
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Relationship of Noise and the Use of Ear Plugs with Hearing Disorders on Fishermen
Qomariyatus Sholihah and Aprizal Satria Hanafi

Background and Objective: Fisherman is one type of high risk job. The ship engine provides noise exceeding maximum limit of 96 dB. This observation means to describe the relationship of noise, the use of earplugs and hearing disorders on Fishermen Association. This study aim to determine relationship noisy of boat engines and abandonment of earplug to hearing loss on fishermen. This study is an analytic observational with cross sectional approach. Methodology: The study sample is drawn using purposive sampling technique. Sample in this study were all Saijaan fishermen. The instruments using in this study are sound level meter, a tuning fork and questionnaire. Independent variables are noise and use of earplug, while the dependent variable is hearing loss. Results: The results showed that the number of respondents with a noise level exceeding the threshold value (>85 dB) amounted to 138 people (74.19%), respondents who did not use earplug that is numbered 172 (92.47%), the measurement results of normal hearing loss that is 112 (60.2%). Based on the analysis chi-square test with 95% confidence level showed that there was a significant relationship between noise (p = 0.004) with hearing loss and significant relationship between the use of earplug (p = 0.046) with the degree of hearing loss. Conclusion: In the study can be seen almost fishermen do not want to use earplug for reasons of inconvenience. Fishermen who experience hearing loss admit that they rarely maintenance their ship's engine, so the engine produces excessive noise.
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Qomariyatus Sholihah and Aprizal Satria Hanafi, 2017. Relationship of Noise and the Use of Ear Plugs with Hearing Disorders on Fishermen. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 10: 104-109.

DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2017.104.109








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