PROLONGED MOBILE PHONE USE ON HEARING AMONG ADULTS
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Background- Mobile phones have become an inevitable part of our daily life. With the increase in the number of mobile phones, the fear of health hazards is also raised due to exposure to the radiofrequency fields by these wireless technologies. The main aim of our study is to understand the percentage of sensorineural hearing in adults after prolonged mobile phone use.
Methods: In our study 100 adults were enrolled. By using a preliminary questionnaire straightforward information was collected from each of them. All the mobile phone users who use the dominant right ear for long-term were subjected to otoacoustic emissions (OAE) and pure tone audiometry.
Results: The results of OAE were normal in all the adults. None of them experienced a significant hearing loss of more than 25 dB. However, we discovered that those who use their phones for more than two hours every day experience the least hearing loss.
Conclusions: We concluded that using a cell phone for an extended period did not cause any noticeable hearing loss in the population under study.