Risk of damage to hearing from personal listening devices in young adults.

  title={Risk of damage to hearing from personal listening devices in young adults.},
  author={Jianhua Peng and Ze-zhang Tao and Zhi-wu Huang},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={36 3},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of personal listening device use on hearing in young listeners. METHODS Conventional frequency audiometry (0.5-8 kHz) and extended high-frequency audiometry (10-20 kHz) were performed on 120 personal listening device users and 30 normal-hearing young adults. RESULTS The hearing thresholds in the 3 to 8 kHz frequency range were significantly increased in the personal listening device listeners. The frequency range of the increased thresholds became broad… 

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