Mobile phones: Its effect on hearing

Mahesh Hegde, Vijendra Shenoy, Panduranga Kamath, Raghavendra Rao, Vishnu Prasad, Bindu Varghese

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Otology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2013

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Cell Phones
Hearing
Hearing Loss
Radio
Age Groups
Control Groups
Health

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Hegde, Mahesh ; Shenoy, Vijendra ; Kamath, Panduranga ; Rao, Raghavendra ; Prasad, Vishnu ; Varghese, Bindu. / Mobile phones : Its effect on hearing. In: Indian Journal of Otology. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 122-126.
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Mobile phones : Its effect on hearing. / Hegde, Mahesh; Shenoy, Vijendra; Kamath, Panduranga; Rao, Raghavendra; Prasad, Vishnu; Varghese, Bindu.

In: Indian Journal of Otology, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.07.2013, p. 122-126.

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