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Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2018, 6(4), 121-125
DOI: 10.12691/jephh-6-4-1
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Noise Induced Hearing Quality Assessments of Traffic Police Personnel in Dhaka City

Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder1,

1Department of Environmental Science, Stamford University Bangladesh, 44, Satmosjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: September 19, 2018

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Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder. Noise Induced Hearing Quality Assessments of Traffic Police Personnel in Dhaka City. Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2018; 6(4):121-125. doi: 10.12691/jephh-6-4-1


This study aims to assess the perception, knowledge, attitude and practices of traffic policemen towards the physiological and psychological health effects of noise pollution they are exposed to. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 110 traffic policemen purposively selected in Dhaka Metropolitan Police area. Semi-structured questionnaires have been used to collect unbiased data from the traffic police persons from heavy traffic area. Study showed that 40.9% respondents are in age group of 20- 24. The self-assessment of hearing ability has described by the traffic policemen as 11.8% of the respondents felt that their hearing ability was below average, while the remaining believed that their hearing ability was above average to excellent. 15.5% respondents reported that they usually missed a lot when conversing with someone on phone, while 25.5% reported similar condition while talking to someone in a throng or noisy place. 33.6% reported that while watching television they usually kept the sound louder to hear properly. 08.2% of them have squealed about regular Vertigo. This study strongly recommended that, awareness and education level of noise pollution is most important for the traffic police.

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