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Abstract

EVALUATION OF EARPHONE INDUCED HEARING LOSS AND IT’S EFFECT ON VIDHURA MARMA

*Dr. Sreekanth Vaidyanath R. S. and Dr. Swapna Kumary

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More than 5.07 billion people in the world are mobile phone users and the count is increasing rapidly in a day today basis. Mobile accessories have also become an integral part of modern-day life. Earphones are one among mobile gadgets used vastly among all age groups of a population and recent reports suggesting that the peoples are using it in very high volumes. The present work is an attempt to evaluate the relevance of improper usage of earphones leading to NIHL and to explain the involvement of Vidhura Marma in it. A critical review on anatomy of ear, physiology of hearing, normal hearing range, noise induced hearing loss, earphones & Marma was done. A questionnaire was used for the survey to analyze the improper usage of earphones causing NIHL among young adults (18yrs – 30yrs). The result of this study leads to a conclusion that, the improper usage of earphones can lead to NIHL by causing Abhighata to Vidhura Marma.

Keywords: Earphones, NIHL, Vidhura marma, Marmabhighata, Badhiryata


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