Hearing Aids in Fire Service

My name is Jordan Douglas and I am a Fire Protection and Safety Engineering student at Oklahoma State University. For my senior project, I am interested in the use of hearing aids by fire fighters in live fire environments.  This survey is 6 questions that will take less than 10 minutes to complete. All answers are voluntary and anonymous.

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* 1. Are you currently assigned to a role or position where you would enter a live fire environment?

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* 2. Have you worn hearing aids in a live fire environment?

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* 3. On a scale from 0 to 10, how concerned are you with the hazards associated with hearing aid use in a live fire environment?

0 (Not Concerned) Neutral 10 (Very Concerned)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 4. Has there been any complications due to hearing aids either with you or another fire fighter that you know of? Select all that apply.

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* 5. In your opinion, should fire fighters be allowed to wear hearing aids in a live fire environment?

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* 6. Please provide any comments that you have on this subject here. If you have any additional information or experiences that you like to share personally, feel free to email me at Jordan.Douglas@okstate.edu. Thank you for your time and input.

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