Tanzania: Study finds factories' workers at high risk of hearing damage due to lack of protective equipment

Author: Israel Paul Nyarubeli, The Citizen (Tanzania), Published on: 15 April 2019

“Workers in Tanzania’s noisy factories are at risk of hearing damage”

…People who work in really noisy places such as construction sites, military sites, mines and factories are particularly at an increased risk of hearing damage or loss. We conducted a study looking at the workers in these high noise environments in Tanzania. We wanted to determine if these workers knew the effects of working in noisy environments and if they had access to noise protection devices. We found that most workers did not have any protection against potential hearing loss and did not know that the negative effects of working in a noisy environment were irreversible.

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