Mobile phones: Its effect on hearing

Hegde, Mahesh Chandra and Shenoy , Vijendra S and Kamath, Panduranga M and Rao , Raghavendra A and *, Vishnu Prasad and Varghese, Bindu Sara (2013) Mobile phones: Its effect on hearing. Indian Journal of Otology, 19 (3). pp. 122-126. ISSN 0971-7749

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Abstract

Background: Widespread concerns have been raised about the possibility that exposure to the radio frequency fields from mobile telephones or their base stations could affect people’s health. Materials and Methods: Effect on hearing in 120 mobile phone users and nonusers between age group of 18-30 years were studied over 3 years. Group 1 using mobile phone more than 1 hour per day for more than a year and group 2 no usage or less than 1 hour per day for less than a year. Results: Those using phones for 2-3 hours daily, loss of 5 dB in 10%, 10 dB in 3.3%, and 15 dB in 1.6% were noted. Also loss of 5 dB in 6.6% and 10 dB in 3.3% were noted in those using 3-4 hours daily. Sensorinueral hearing loss was seen in 26.6% of the subjects in study group and 3.3% in control group. Conclusion: Our study did not show any significant hearing loss in mobile phone users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hours of exposure, Mobile phone, Sensorineural hearing loss, Years of exposure
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 11:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137426

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