International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

Earphone usage and its implication on health among college going students in Puducherry: A cross sectional study

Author(s): Kannan K, Ponmalar M, Rajini S, Kavya K, Kavya Shree P and Kabith Vajan A
Abstract: Introduction: Popularity of using earphones/headphones is being increased dramatically over a period of time. Sound exposure for longer duration will affect the ear and will not recover soon.
Objectives:To study the sociodemographic profile and the pattern of usage of earphones during day, night, while driving and sleep & to determine the impact on hearing.
Materials and Methods: A cross – sectional study was conducted in a private engineering college, from February to April 2019.Data was collected from 200 students using a pre-designed closed end questionnaire.
Result: Most of the students especially day scholars (66%) are using earphones when compared with the hosteler (34%). Female usage of earphone (62%) is more when compared with the male(38%). 17% have prior ear associated disease and still continuing the usage, and 12% reported accident on usage of earphones.
Conclusion: In order to safeguard the future generation proper health education and attention must be sought there to.
Pages: 168-171  |  732 Views  117 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kannan K, Ponmalar M, Rajini S, Kavya K, Kavya Shree P, Kabith Vajan A. Earphone usage and its implication on health among college going students in Puducherry: A cross sectional study. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(3):168-171. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3c.98
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine