Title

Measurement of Decibel Exposure in College Students from Personal Music Devices

Department

Physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2009

Abstract

With the increasing use of Personal Music Devices (PMDs) among young people the concern is that excessive exposure to high sound pressure levels may be occurring as a potential cause of premature hearing loss in this population. By using an artificial ear and a sound level meter, the average sound listening level of a sample of college students listening to PMDs was determined. The average amount of time that students are listening to music at a given sound level was also determined. Results indicated the possibility that college students, in general, are at a risk of causing hearing damage from personal music players.

Journal

International Journal of Academic Research

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

99