Interamerican Journal of Psychology
versão impressa ISSN 0034-9690
BIASSONI, Ester Cristina et al. Recreational habits among adolescents and auditory health. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.2, pp. 257-271. ISSN 0034-9690.
The high percentage of young people rejected at the beginning of their working life, in Argentina, by hearing loss without clinic causes, motivate the development of a mesurement model to study the sound immission among adolescents during their recreational habits and the consequences in the auditory function. It consisted in an interdisciplinary long-term study, psychosocial, audiological and acoustical, with 102 boys and 71 girls from two schools of Córdoba city, Argentina, aged 14/15 years at the beginning of the study and re-tested yearly during four years. The most important results of the three studies and their relationships are shown, analysing more detailed the psychosocial aspect. These results support the present Intervention Programme for the Conservation and Promotion of Hearing addressed to the adolescentes which is outlined in a brief synthesis.
Palavras-chave : Recreational habits; Sound immission; non-occupational noise; hearing impairment.