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The use of personal listening devices and multimedia by students in Great Falls, Montana

Presenter Information

Cassandra VandenBos

Presentation Type

Poster

Abstract

Due to the development of technology, along with increasing opportunities and the convenience, we are now able to listen to personal listening devices at louder levels and for longer periods of time. In addition, researchers are finding an increase in the prevalence of noise-induced sensorineural hearing loss in teens and preteens. Through the use of an extensive survey instrument in two different middle schools and two different high schools throughout Great Falls, Montana, this research will determine the amount of time and volume levels teens and preteens listen to their personal listening devices. There are many possible causes for the increase of sensorineural hearing loss, but the results of this study will specifically examine the relationship and risk levels that students expose themselves to through the use of their personal listening device. The results will also help to determine the type of educational intervention that would be beneficial to students of this age.

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Apr 13th, 11:00 AM Apr 13th, 12:00 PM

The use of personal listening devices and multimedia by students in Great Falls, Montana

UC Ballroom

Due to the development of technology, along with increasing opportunities and the convenience, we are now able to listen to personal listening devices at louder levels and for longer periods of time. In addition, researchers are finding an increase in the prevalence of noise-induced sensorineural hearing loss in teens and preteens. Through the use of an extensive survey instrument in two different middle schools and two different high schools throughout Great Falls, Montana, this research will determine the amount of time and volume levels teens and preteens listen to their personal listening devices. There are many possible causes for the increase of sensorineural hearing loss, but the results of this study will specifically examine the relationship and risk levels that students expose themselves to through the use of their personal listening device. The results will also help to determine the type of educational intervention that would be beneficial to students of this age.