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Reported Hearing Protection Use in Young Adults from Sweden and the USA: Effects of Attitude and Gender
Department of Psychology and Organisational Studies, Institution of Social and Behavioural Studies, University of Trollhättan/Uddevalla, Vänersborg; Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Göteborg.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9184-6989
Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, USA .
Department of Psychology and Organisational Studies, Institution of Social and Behavioural Studies, University of Trollhättan/Uddevalla, Vänersborg.
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 45, no 5, 273-280 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study investigates differences between a Swedish and an American sample of young students regarding attitudes towards noise and the use of hearing protection at concerts. The study population was comprised of 179 participants from Sweden and 203 participants from the United States, who ranged in age from 17 to 21 years. Questionnaires were used to gather information on hearing symptoms and attitudes towards noise (Youth Attitude to Noise Scale). Multivariate analysis of variance revealed that attitudes towards noise differed significantly due to gender and country. Men had slightly more positive attitude towards noise than women, and men from the USA had more positive attitudes than men from Sweden. Least positive were the women from Sweden (except regarding attitudes towards the ability to concentrate in noisy environments). Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to examine the influence of attitudes towards noise and country on young people’s use of hearing protection at concerts. The results indicated that attitudes and country explained 50% of the variance in use of hearing protection.

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Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis , 2006. Vol. 45, no 5, 273-280 p.
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Use of hearing protection, attitudes towards noise, young adults, gender, tinnitus, noise sensitivity, cultural differencess
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38775DOI: 10.1080/14992020500485676ISI: 000238366500004PubMedID: 16717017Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33746614375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-38775DiVA: diva2:764540
Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-11-19 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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