PP710 - Does Attitude Change About Hearing Protection Evoke Behavior Change in Marching Band Members
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Beth Rosen: Nothing to disclose
Laura Galloway, AuD: Nothing to disclose
Jill E. Preminger, MS, PhD: Oticon: Research Grant includes principal investigator, collaborator or consultant and pending grants as well as grants already received Phonak: Speaker/Honoraria
Using the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors questionnaire, college marching band members were surveyed regarding attitudes towards hearing protection both pre- and post- hearing screening and education. Data show a significant change in attitudes regarding cues-to-action and a significant increase in plans to wear hearing protection. This study also evaluates if changes in attitude result in increased use of hearing protection. Study findings show benefits of a hearing conservation program in college marching bands and determine the need for additional measures.