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Hearing loss and iPod use among adults in Missoula, Montana

Presenter Information

Laura Fullerton

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Poster

Abstract

Hearing Loss and iPod use among adults in Missoula, Montana Laura Fullerton The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and prevalence of hearing loss among a sample of adults in Missoula, Montana. There were two purposes to obtaining this data. First, this study will measure the amount of sound produced by the personal listening device (PLD). The study will survey the levels of sound that an individual’s PLD produces using a specially designed computer program written by Dr. Yonovitz, as well as a mannequin equipped with an ear coupler that will collect a 60 second sample of the participants PLD loudness. Dr.Yonovitz a licensed Audiologist in the state of Montana, will accomplish a hearing screening of each participant in a portable sound treated room. Each participant will be provided with the results of their screening test. The results as will be presented to the University of Montana Undergraduate Research Symposium (UMCUR).

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Hearing loss and iPod use among adults in Missoula, Montana

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Hearing Loss and iPod use among adults in Missoula, Montana Laura Fullerton The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and prevalence of hearing loss among a sample of adults in Missoula, Montana. There were two purposes to obtaining this data. First, this study will measure the amount of sound produced by the personal listening device (PLD). The study will survey the levels of sound that an individual’s PLD produces using a specially designed computer program written by Dr. Yonovitz, as well as a mannequin equipped with an ear coupler that will collect a 60 second sample of the participants PLD loudness. Dr.Yonovitz a licensed Audiologist in the state of Montana, will accomplish a hearing screening of each participant in a portable sound treated room. Each participant will be provided with the results of their screening test. The results as will be presented to the University of Montana Undergraduate Research Symposium (UMCUR).