Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article

Investigating the Long-term Effects of Chronic Noise Exposure on Spinning Mill Workers through EEG Analysis and Brain Frequency Assessment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347035,
        author={Shankar  Subramaniam and Abbas  Ganesan and Murugavel  Rajaram and Naren Maheswari  Srinivasan and Sachin  Eshwaran},
        title={Investigating the Long-term Effects of Chronic Noise Exposure on Spinning Mill Workers through EEG Analysis and Brain Frequency Assessment},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAMDMS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={electroencephalography (eeg) emotv epoc x fast fourier transform (fft) noise spinning mill},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347035}
    }
    
  • Shankar Subramaniam
    Abbas Ganesan
    Murugavel Rajaram
    Naren Maheswari Srinivasan
    Sachin Eshwaran
    Year: 2024
    Investigating the Long-term Effects of Chronic Noise Exposure on Spinning Mill Workers through EEG Analysis and Brain Frequency Assessment
    ICAMDMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347035
Shankar Subramaniam1,*, Abbas Ganesan1, Murugavel Rajaram1, Naren Maheswari Srinivasan1, Sachin Eshwaran1
  • 1: Kongu Engineering College
*Contact email: shankariitm@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effects of high noise levels on workers neurological health in industrial settings, especially spinning mills at Tamil Nadu, India. Electroencephalography (EEG) was used to assess brain frequency among workers. The results revealed different EEG patterns in these exposed workers, suggesting that extended exposure to loud noise causes changes in brain function. The length of exposure was found to be associated with the intensity of these neurological effects, according to the study. At an average of 65 dB, the blowing section produced the least amount of noise. There was moderate stress and medium noise levels (70–80 dB) in the drawing and carding area. The noise levels in the cone winding section were the highest, averaging 89dB, which affects mental health of the workers. The study stressed the urgent need to reduce noise pollution in such industrial environments through hearing protection and effective noise control measures to protect the neurological health of spinning mill workers.