Effects of intensive and moderate cellular phone use on hearing function


Oktay M., Dasdag S.

ELECTROMAGNETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, cilt.25, ss.13-21, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15368370600572938
  • Dergi Adı: ELECTROMAGNETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-21

Özet

purpose of this stud), is to investigate the effects of radiation emitted by mobile phones on the hearing of users. The study was carried out oil three groups: 1) 20 men who have used a cellular phone frequently and spoken approximately 2 h per day for four years; 2) 20 men who have used a cellular phone for 10-20 min per day for four years; and 3) 20 healthy men who have never used a cellular phone (the control group). Brainstem evoked response audiometric (BERA) and pare tone audiometric (PTA) methods were used to measure the effects of exposure on hearing function of the subjects. In BERA measurements, I-III, III-V, and I-V interpeak latencies were evaluated. Interpeak latency of subjects in two experimental groups was compared to that of subjects in the control group. The BEPA results showed no differences among the groups (p > 0.05).