Firearms in Brazil: Public Policies and Impacts on Auditory Health

Heraldo Lorena Guida, PhD (Editor)
São Paulo State University, Brazil

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000

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The book was developed based on the expertise of four research groups, three of them linked to the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP): Studies on Hearing; Public Safety Observatory of UNESP; Research and Urban Management Organized Labor Group (GUTO); and Labor, Health and Society linked to the Tuiuti University.

The groups mentioned above fit mainly into two major areas, Speech and Social Sciences, with a focus on the following research lines: hearing health and public safety. For this reason, the present work is multidisciplinary and includes current information, of scientific relevance, focused on the theme “firearms”.

This diversity has allowed the production of chapters that approach the audiological profile of militaries exposed to impact noise during their work activities, as well as the measurement of noise generated by firearms. Another situation that is worth mentioning is the recreational activity on private booth shots (as shooting clubs), where hearing protection is also required.

It is also worth noting that the book discusses violence with firearms in contemporary Brazilian society. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Unit 1: Public Policies

Chapter 1 - Violence, Firearms and Society in Contemporary Brazil (pp. 3-28)
Luís Antônio Francisco de Souza, Camila Fontes Savassa, Joana D’Arc Teixeira, Larissa Delle Siquinelli, Paula Cristina Moraes, Rosângela Teixeira Gonçalves and Taciano de Paula Diniz (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 2 - Fewer Guns, More Lives: The impact of Weapons Seizures on Homicides in Sao Paulo, Brazil (pp. 29-46)
Sueli Andruccioli Felix and Abraão Pustrelo Damião (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

Unit 2: Auditory Health

Chapter 3 - Auditory Profile of Military Police (pp. 49-66)
Heraldo Lorena Guida, Ana Cláudia Figueiredo Frizzo, Camila Ribas Delecrode, Adriana Aparecida Tahara Kemp, Moniane Aparecida Sumera, Vitor Engrácia Valenti and Ana Cláudia Vieira Cardoso (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 4 - Auditory Effects to Firearms Noise Exposure: State of the Art (pp. 67-78)
Adriana Betes Heupa, Evelyn Joice Albizu, Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda and Heraldo Lorena Guida (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR; FUNDACENTRO, and São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 5 - Assessment of Sound Pressure Levels in Military Shooting Stands (pp. 79-86)
Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Adriana Betes Heupa, Heraldo Lorena Guida and Evelyn Joice Albizu (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR; São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, and FUNDACENTRO, Brazil)

Chapter 6 - Effects of Impulse Noise on Hearing in Members of the Police Special Operations Battalion (pp. 87-108)
Adriana Betes Heupa, Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Evelyn Joice Albizu and Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR, and FUNDACENTRO, Brazil)

Chapter 7 - Auditory Risk in Recreational/ Sporting Activities with Firearms (pp. 109-116)
Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Adriana Betes Heupa and Heraldo Lorena Guida (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR and São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 8 - Hearing Health and Stress for Military Police (pp. 117-124)
Débora Lüders, Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves and Adriana Betes Heupa (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR, Brazil)

Chapter 9 - Effectiveness of Hearing Protection Devices (HPD) in Activities with Firearms (pp. 125-138)
Cláudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonçalves, Adriana Betes Heupa and Heraldo Lorena Guida (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná-PR and São Paulo State University (UNESP), Marília, SP, Brazil)

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