Participation in noisy leisure activities in a sample of high school students

L.G. Ciona, M.F. Cheesman


The participation of Canadian teens and young adults in noisy leisure activities in terms of participation rates, hours per activity, and frequency of participation was analyzed. A questionnaire was administered to a group of local, semi-urban high school students between the ages of 15 and 19 during the spring months of April and May. The responses to the questionnaires were analyzed cumulatively as a group and compared with sub-groups based on gender and age. Listening to stereo through speakers was found most popular source of noise exposure.


Audition; Headphones; Loudspeakers; Musical instruments; Risk assessment; Students; Surveys; Hearing loss; Loud music

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