Impact of Educational Program About Earphones Hazards and Healthy Hearing on Knowledge, Perception and Practices of Students in Zagazig University

Abeer Abd El-Aziz Mohamed Madian, Maha Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Reda Elsaid Elbadwy Ezzat


Background: The potential for hearing loss among younger generations is escalating every year. Likewise, the use of earphones has been thought to degrade a college student’s academic performance. Hearing loss is an issue among the younger age group requires immediate attention. Aim: In light of this, this study was conducted in order to illustrate the impact of educational program about earphones hazards and healthy hearing on knowledge, perception and practices of students in Zagazig University. Design: A quasi-experimental pre/post–test design was adopted to carry out this study. Setting: the study was conducted at faculties affiliated to Zagazig University Subjects: The total number of the randomly selected students was 1532  Tools: data was collected using three tools; tool (I) A self-administered questionnaire entitled data about socio-demographic characteristic, tool (II):A students’ knowledge, perception and practices questionnaire:, and tool (III) hearing loss designed questionnaire. Results: put on show that approximately less than two thirds (64%) of studied students used  earphones, there was a marked improvement in participant’s knowledge, perception and practices regarding earphones hazards and healthy hearing post implementation of educational program, what's more, health problems were declined after implementation of the program,  Conclusion: students had knowledge gaps regarding hazards of earphones and hearing health, the education  program had positive impacts on knowledge, perception  and practices of the studied students. Recommendations: Establishing national campaigns to promote knowledge about the hazards of earphones among adolescents and young adults and raising parents’ awareness through national and social media to shed the light on hearing health.

Keywords: Earphones- Hazards- Impact - Students- Knowledge- perception- practices- educational program- Healthy hearing.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/67-04

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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