Randomized trial of four noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus prevention interventions for children

William Martin, Susan Griest, Judith L. Sobel, Linda C. Howarth

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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of four NIHL prevention interventions at improving knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviors regarding sound exposure and appropriate use of hearing protective strategies in children. Design: A randomized trial of the four interventions with a non-intervention comparison group. Questionnaires were completed prior to, immediately after, and three months after each intervention. Study: Interventions included: (1) A classroom presentation by older-peer educators, (2) A classroom presentation by health professionals, (3). Exploration of a museum exhibition, and (4). Exploration of an internet-based virtual museum. A comparison group received no intervention. Study sample: Fifty-three fourth grade classrooms (1120 students) participated in the study. Results: All interventions produced significant improvements but the number of improvements decreased over time. In terms of effectiveness, the classroom programs were more effective than the internet-based virtual exhibit, which was more effective than the visit to the museum exhibition. Self-reported exposures indicated that as many as 94.5% of participants were at risk for NIHL. Conclusions: Interpersonal, interactive educational interventions such as the classroom program are more effective and have longer impact than self-directed learning experiences for NIHL and tinnitus prevention, however each may have an important role in promoting hearing health in elementary school students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Volume52
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Keywords

  • Dangerous decibels
  • Health communication
  • Hearing conservation
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Prevention
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Randomized trial of four noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus prevention interventions for children. / Martin, William; Griest, Susan; Sobel, Judith L.; Howarth, Linda C.

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Martin, William ; Griest, Susan ; Sobel, Judith L. ; Howarth, Linda C. / Randomized trial of four noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus prevention interventions for children. In: International Journal of Audiology. 2013 ; Vol. 52, No. SUPPL. 1.
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