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Article Published In Vol.7 (Sept-Oct-2019)

Burdon of music on the hearing of youth of Hyderabad Pakistan

Pages : 631-636, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.7.5.5

Author : Dr. Syed Farhan Uddin, Dr. Naushaba Rizwan, MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman Chohan

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As the human development took place a phenomena of noise also emerged. Noise emerges from different instrument and machinery. Among these instruments personal listening devices are affecting the hearing of our youth. This research took place to estimate the extent of damage caused by musical noise. The study was performed in the department of Physiology Liaquat university of Health Sciences from January 2019 to May 2019. One hundred and fifty participants were selected. Fifty were control group who were not exposed to 35 hrs per week of music noise exposure and hundred were test group who were exposed to prescribed level of music noise exposure. The participants who were exposed to musical noise, 52% were suffering from hearing loss while 13% were suffering from tinnitus. It was also noted that ratio of hearing loss and tinnitus increased as the intensity and duration of noise increased. It was concluded that there is a strong relationship between noise and hearing loss.

Keywords: Burden, Music, Hearing Loss

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