ResearcherSchool of Public Health and Community
About Sofie Fredriksson
Licensed audiologist, graduated in 2008 from the audiology program and took a master's degree in audiology in 2011, both at the University of Gothenburg. Finished my PhD in June 2018 at Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, with the dissertation: "Hearing-related symptoms among women - Occurrence and risk in relation to occupational noise and stressful working conditions" (link).
Currently working as a researcher at Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the research group Sound Environment and Health (link). My research mainly concerns the area of hearing and health in relation to noise and psychosocial stress exposure in female-dominated workplaces, particularly in preschool and health care, and touches on gender aspects in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
I currently research how sound sensitivty (hyperacusis) and sound-induced auditory fatigue affects work function, through my Postdoc grant from AFA Insurance.
In addition to research, I have taught at the Bachelor programme in Audiology since 2011, mainly in audiological diagnostics and linguistics and phonetics. Today, I am involved only as a guest lecturer. I currently also work at the audiology clinic (Sahlgrenska Hospital) with hearing and balance diagnostics.
Since autumn 2021 I am elected as alternate for Behavioral Sciences in the Board of the Hearing Research Fund. The assignment mainly involves yearly assessments of research applications.
Since the summer of 2021, I have also been elected co-chair of "Team 1: Noise-induced hearing loss" within the ICBEN Executive Committee (ICBEN, the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (link). Each team is responsible for the congress sessions on the topic, as well as reviewing the research area between each Congress.
My profile on Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sofie_Fredriksson
My profile on Google Scholar: Sofie Fredriksson - Google Scholar
My ORCID-profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0698-527X
Link to our research group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sound_n_health
Qualitative studies on the experience of noise in communication-intense workplaces before and after a participatory
Preschool teachers experience of sound-induced auditory fatigue: a qualitative content analysis of n852 free-text survey
Lyssningströtthet och ljudtrötthet - definitioner, prevalens och validering av
The experience of noise in communicationintense workplaces: A qualitative
Occupational noise exposure, noise annoyance, hearing-related symptoms, and emotional exhaustion - a participatory-based intervention study in preschool and obstetrics
Nurses’ and preschool teachers’ experiences of taking part in a participatory intervention project in communication-intense working
The Impact of Occupational Noise Exposure on Hyperacusis: a Longitudinal Population Study of Female Workers in
The impact of nocturnal road traffic noise, bedroom window orientation, and work-related stress on subjective sleep quality: results of a cross-sectional study among working
Occupational noise and hypertension -a cross-sectional study on Swedish
Hearing-related symptoms and occupational noise exposure among women: An intervention study in preschool and obstetrics
Working in preschool increases the risk of hearing-related symptoms: a cohort study among Swedish
Preschool teachers’ perspective on how high noise levels at preschool affect children’s
Hearing-related symptoms among women - Occurrence and risk in relation to occupational noise and stressful working
The effect of occupational noise on hearing-related symptoms - exploring mediating and modifying effect of annoyance and
Validating self-reporting of hearing-related symptoms against pure-tone audiometry,otoacoustic emission, and speech
Preschool teachers have an increased risk of hearing-related symptoms and report more occupational noise exposure compared to randomly selected
Sofie Fredriksson, Jeong-Lim Kim, Kjell Torén, Kim R. Kähäri, Lennart Magnusson, Kerstin Persson Waye
Occupational Health: Think Globally, Act Locally, EPICOH 2016, September 4–7, 2016, Barcelona, Spain. Occupational & Environmental Medicine - 2016
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The effect of occupational noise exposure on tinnitus and sound-induced auditory fatigue among obstetrics personnel: a cross-sectional
A Screening Approach for Classroom Acoustics Using Web-Based Listening Tests and Subjective
Exposure to high sound levels and risk of hearing related disorder among obstetrics
Current perspective on children’s auditory perception and consequences of noise exposure