Variation of Induced Pure Tone Audiometry of Hidden Hearing Loss in Music Player Users

  • Nana Saralidze European University, Tbilisi, Georgia,Simon Khechinashvili University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Irakli Khundadze European University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Simon Khechinashvili University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Nino Sharashenidze Simon Khechinashvili University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia
Keywords: personal music player users, acoustic trauma, frequencies, gender factor, prevention of hearing lo


Hearing acuity has been estimated in 277 university students of Georgia. 150 from, were regu­lar music player employers while remainder 127 have been not utilized habitually any local music de­vice and constituted thus the control group. Ages of individuals in both sam­ple collec­tions fell in the range of 18-25 years. Auditory thresholds were measured monau­rally by the pure tone au­di­ometer within the band of 1-12-kHz frequencies. The overall time of the player service was differ­ent among individual admirers while only a restricted number used to listen to the mu­sic more than 8 hours per day. At the principal speech frequency link, 1-6 kHz, the thre­sholds in player music consumers did not differ from those in non-consum­ers. At 8 and, espe­cially, 12 kHz, however, the player music fans possessed greater thresholds. High-frequency hear­ing disord­ers did not dis­play any persistent de­pen­dence upon everyday music lis­tening lengths. The process of hearing distur­bances along with a group-syste­matic charac­ter seemed thus to own an indi­vidual-sensitive quality also. When analyzing the personal data, the gender bear­ing trend was re­vealed further­more: high-frequency thre­shold eleva­tions ap­peared in some­what greater rate in female than in male consumers. Systematic au­diome­trical inspec­tion of personal music player followers is recommended for an in-time disclo­sure of a hearing disord­er and an immediate start then of corres­ponding treatment and preventive means. The hear­ing testing has to include high tone frequen­cies, 12 kHz, e.g.  


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How to Cite
Saralidze, N., Irakli Khundadze, & Nino Sharashenidze. (2021). Variation of Induced Pure Tone Audiometry of Hidden Hearing Loss in Music Player Users. International Journal of Applied Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends , 12(1), 33-36. Retrieved from