Prevalence of Leisure Noise-Induced Tinnitus and the Attitude Toward Noise in University Students

  title={Prevalence of Leisure Noise-Induced Tinnitus and the Attitude Toward Noise in University Students},
  author={Annick Gilles and Dirk De Ridder and Guido F. Van Hal and Kristien Wouters and Andrea Kleine Punte and Paul H. Van de Heyning},
  journal={Otology \& Neurotology},
Background Adolescents and young adults often are exposed to potentially damaging loud music during leisure activities. As a consequence, more and more young adults suffer from tinnitus, hearing loss, and hyperacusis. The present study provides prevalence numbers for noise-induced tinnitus (NIT) in this group, the attitude toward loud music, and the factors influencing the use of hearing protection (HP). Method A questionnaire was undertaken to evaluate the influence of permanent/transient… 

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