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Trends in listening to personal stereos.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19951146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long term use of personal stereo players (PSP) is now established as a potential risk to hearing health if exposure levels are not maintained at what are accepted as safe levels. Comparison of PSP user test results indicate that mean listening levels (L(Aeq)) have decreased from 86.1 dB in 2002/03 to 81.3 dB in 2008 and mean exposure levels (L(Aeq,8h)) have decreased from 79.8 dB to 74.7 dB over the same time period, in a user population whose mean age has increased from 23.6 years (SD = 5.7) to 26.0 years (SD = 10.5). This reduction in exposure level of 5 dB also means that the percentage of user population at risk of noise injury and subsequent hearing loss has decreased from 25% to 17% when judged by criterion commonly used for workplace occupational noise exposure standards.
W Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of audiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1708-8186     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Audiol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-02     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140017     Medline TA:  Int J Audiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  784-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Acoustic Laboratories, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation / trends
Age Factors
Audiovisual Aids / trends*
Australia / epidemiology
Ear / injuries
Environmental Exposure / analysis
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Sex Factors

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