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Sensorineural hearing loss in high school teenagers in Mexico City and its relationship with recreational noise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to measure the frequency of hearing loss in a sample of typical public high-school students exposed to recreational noise, and determine associated risk factors. The sample was made up of 214 teenagers from a high-school in Mexico City; subjects were selected randomly per strata. We applied a questionnaire to identify risk factors for hearing loss and performed a battery of audiologic tests consisting of otoscopy, tympanometry, and pure-tone audiometry. The mean age of the sample was 16 +/- 1.07 years; 73% were male and 27%, female. Hearing loss was found in 21% of students. The main hearing loss-related risk factor was exposure to recreational noise: frequent attendance at discotheques and pop-music concerts; use of personal stereos; and noise exposure in school workshops. The high frequency of hearing loss in high school students from one Mexico City school (nearly one fifth of the sample) was found to be related to noise exposure mainly during recreational activities.
María del Consuelo Martínez-Wbaldo; Claudia Soto-Vázquez; Ivonne Ferre-Calacich; Elizabeth Zambrano-Sánchez; Lucía Noguez-Trejo; Adrián Poblano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2553-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Epidemiología, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Ciudad de México, México.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / epidemiology,  etiology*
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / epidemiology,  etiology
Mexico / epidemiology
Noise / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Young Adult

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