Stating that one of the most common causes of hearing loss is excessive noise exposure, Öğr. See. Hilal Nur Ficil, “the great city of many neighborhoods in noise measurements made in Turkey, seen as a threshold value of the values obtained. There is noise generation wherever high-tech mechanized societies live. It is inevitable to be exposed to noise in workplaces. “Especially those working in industry, transportation, construction, mining and even agriculture sectors are at risk.”
“LEGAL OBLIGATION OF THE EMPLOYER”
Emphasizing that workers’ health will be protected by workplace scans, Expert Audiologist Hilal Nur Ficil said, “Workplace scans are carried out under the legal obligation of the employer to investigate the hearing and general health of people working in high-noise environments. This has become a necessity, especially in sectors that will adversely affect hearing health. These sectors, on the other hand, can be listed as textile, iron and steel, cement industry, telemarketing companies, staff working on the phone in telecommunication companies, customer representatives “
“MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN”
Stating that noise-related hearing loss can be prevented, but there is no treatment, Ficil said, “Therefore, prevention of noise is critical. Workplace scans should be carried out frequently and measures should be taken to prevent noise at its source, to prevent noise in the environment and to prevent noise from the employee ”.