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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 66  |  Page : 296--300

Portable music player users: Cultural differences and potential dangers


1 Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Lehman College, The City University of New York, USA
2 Director of Diagnostic Audiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Instructor in Otology and Laryngology Harvard Medical School, USA
3 The Graduate Center, Linguistics, Department Department of Middle & High School Education, Lehman College, City University of New York, Lehman College, USA
4 Department of Middle & High School Education Lehman College, City University of New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Sandra Levey
Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Lehman College, The City University of New York
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.116553

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Many studies have examined the use of portable music players portable listening devices (PLDs) from various ethnic groups. Some findings suggest that there may be differences among ethnic groups that lead to louder or longer listening when using PLD devices. For example, some studies found that Hispanic PLD users listen at higher volume levels while other studies found that African American PLD users listen at higher volume levels. No investigator has explained the reasons for differences among ethnic groups in listening intensity. This paper will address the possible reasons for these differences and offer guidelines for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.






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