Measurement of Decibel Exposure in College Students from Personal Music Devices
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.
International Journal of Academic Research