Relating use of portable audio devices to audiometric thresholds in university students

Authors

  • Brenda Garrido University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6
  • Andrew Gross University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6
  • Kathy Pichora-Fuller University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6

Keywords:

Acoustic noise, Audiometers, Environmental impact, Portable equipment, Research and development management, Students, Audio devices, Audiometric measures, Mass storage

Abstract

The use of portable audio devices and their relation to audiometric thresholds in university students are investigated. The hearing health of young adults is a concern because of the introduction of portable audio devices with mass storage that enables a listener to hear a larger selection of music. Each individual completed a hearing test lasting less than 30 minutes. The ear to which the stimulus was presented was that which the participant believed to be of lesser ability or if both ears were believed to be equally good then the left ear was tested. Research should focus on isolating the direct effect of portable audio devices on hearing from the effects of environmental noise exposure in a large sample and also to relate audiometric measures to long-term patterns and conditions of usage of these devices.

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Published

2006-09-01

How to Cite

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Garrido B, Gross A, Pichora-Fuller K. Relating use of portable audio devices to audiometric thresholds in university students. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2006 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];34(3):62-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1823

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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