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Young People: Taking Few Precautions Against Hearing Loss in Discotheques

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Author: Vogel, I. · Brug, J. · Ploeg, C.P.B. van der · Raat, H.
Institution: TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
Source:Journal of Adolescent Health, 5, 46, 499-502
Identifier: 347302
doi: DOI:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.10.013
Keywords: Health · Adolescents · Discotheques · Hearing protection · Music-Induced Hearing Loss


This study evaluated adolescents' music-listening risk and protective behaviors in discotheques. While frequently standing close to the loudspeakers, taking few breaks, and hardly using hearing-protection devices, many are at risk of developing permanent hearing loss. Assessing visiting mode may be a first and quick screener to identify adolescents at risk. © 2010 Society for Adolescent Medicine.