The purpose of this research project is to determine prevalence of hearing loss in dental hygienists due to occupational noise. This is a research project being conducted by Nina Carresi, Lisa Jaskowiak and Brittany Novellino at the University of Bridgeport. You are invited to participate in this research project because you are registered dental hygienist.
Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this research survey, you may withdraw at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you withdraw from participating at any time, you will not be penalized.
The procedure involves filling out an online survey comprised of 15 questions that taking approximately 5-10 minutes. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. The survey questions address personal and work demographics, personal and family history of hearing loss, other activities related to hearing loss and preventative measures taken (if any) to reduce hearing loss.
We will do our best to keep your information confidential. All data is stored in a password protected electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain information that will personally identify you. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only and may be shared with University of Bridgeport representatives.
If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Nina Carresi at ncarresi.my.bridgeport.edu. This research has been reviewed according to University of Bridgeport IRB procedures for research involving human subjects.

ELECTRONIC CONSENT

Clicking on the "I agree" button below indicates that:

• you have read the above information
• you voluntarily agree to participate
• you are at least 21 years of age

If you do not wish to participate in the research study, please exit this survey.


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