A survey of the use of portable audio devices by university students

  • Shazia Ahmed University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6
  • Matthew King University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6
  • Timothy W. Morrish University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology, 3359 Mississauga Rd N, Mississauga, Ont. L5L 1C6
  • Ewelina Zaszewska 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, Online systems, Portable equipment, Societies and institutions, Students, Information session, Portable audio devices, Transportation usage patterns

Abstract

A survey was made for the use of portable audio devices by university students to determine the relationship between the sustained use of portable audio devices and hearing health in university students. Another goal of the project was to increase awareness about noise-induced hearing loss by providing an information session to those who completed the survey. A 124-item online survey was designed to probe items that would provide information on users of portable audio devices in the students. Items were designed to investigate a number of topics including demographic characteristics, transportation usage patterns, work environments, hearing history etc. It was found that majority of university students own a portable audio device. This may mean that noise induced hearing loss may be a larger concern, if the use of portable audio devices is excessive and if it is combined with exposure to other noise source.
Published
2006-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Ahmed S, King M, Morrish TW, Zaszewska E, Pichora-Fuller K. A survey of the use of portable audio devices by university students. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2006Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.19];34(3):64-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1824
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada