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LIMA DA SILVA, Jorge Luiz et al. Noise causing damage and stress: the possibility of nursing practice for occupational health nursing. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.124-138. ISSN 0121-4500.

Noise exposure has been occupational health problem is increasingly present in the lives of professionals, and claimed as a stress factor at work. Thus, this study aimed to identify occupational hazards that affect employees who work in noisy environments, discussing the consequences of health worker. It is a descriptive research that was done through a literature review based analytical works published in the period 1978 to 2010. It was built for a comparative discussion of the main findings. The risks were found are: stress, sleep disorders, problems in various physiological systems, with emphasis on the neurological and circulatory risk of accidents. The educational role of the nurse must be continuous and risk assessment of the actions taken by the worker. The nursing job as a specialty, has been seeking to develop skills and to widen and deepen its role in the area of occupational health. Professionals know the risks of noise; classify it as the main cause of discomfort and collective and individual strategies known to reduce occupational hazards.

Keywords : Hearing Loss; Occupational Health; Noise; Occupational; Occupational Health Nursing.

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