Audiological Findings in Various Personal listening Devices Users and Non Users

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(A), Issue. (1), January
First page: (11) Last page: (31)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi:

Audiological Findings In Various Personal listening Devices Users And Non Users
Lopa Vaidya1* and  N.J. Shah2
1Assistant professor ,2Professor, Department of physiology  GCS medical college.
Corresponding author email id: lopa_vaidya@yahoo.com

Online Published on 02-Jan-2019

ABSTRACT

Introduction – It is observed that our young generation is increasingly being exposed to noisy environment, as they remain engage in such recreational activities like listening music on mobile phones, personal music players or through laptops, iPad, iPod. They are also attending discotheques, rock concerts and videogames for recreation. Unfortunately not much attention is being given to effect of the increasing trend of prolonged exposure to noisy recreational environment in the younger generation of Indians. Aim and Objectives: of this study was to find out mean hearing threshold value and hearing acuity in personal listening devices users and Non users. Materials and Methods – Before commencing pure tone audiometry on total 500 subjects questionnaire was filled by subjects regarding age, sex, self reported hearing problem, duration of usage and type of personal listening devices used by them. Pure tone audiometry was performed on subjects. Statically data analysis done by SPSS version 19 and chi-square test. Results- Our results showed that mean hearing threshold level of various personal listening devices were significantly higher than Non users. Conclusion –Usage of personal listening devices for longer time leads to early hearing loss.

Keywords

Personal listening devices, mean hearing threshold, hearing acuity.

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