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Incidence of Tinnitus Amongst Teenagers and Young Adults mp3 Users

This study has been completed.
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Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca Identifier:
First received: August 23, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2010
History: No changes posted

The aim of this study is to compare the incidence of tinnitus between mp3 users and non-users, aged between 15 and 30 years old. 100 patients will be recruited in Valença secondary schools. High frequency audiometry and otoacoustic emissions will be performed.Tinnitus patients will complete the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory questionnaire.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca:

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group 1 - mp3 users
Subjects who have been using mp3 players for at least 1 hour per day for at least 1 year
Group 2 - mp3 non-users
Subjects who does not listen regularly to mp3 music


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

teenagers and young adults (15 to 30 years old)


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 15 to 30 years old
  • A-n tympanogram

Exclusion Criteria:

  • muscular tinnitus
  • vascular tinnitus
  • somatosensorial tinnitus
  • concomitant TMJ disorders
  • external and middle ear diseases
  • professional or recreative exposure to other noise sources other than mp3 players
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01187251

caculdade de Medicina de Valença
Valença, RJ, Brazil, 27600-000
OTOSUL,Otorrinolaringologia Sul-Fluminense
Volta Redonda, RJ, Brazil, 27255-650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT01187251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: tinnitus and mp3 players
Study First Received: August 23, 2010
Last Updated: August 23, 2010
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca:
mp3 players
noise induced hearing loss
high frequencies audiometry
acoustic otoemissions

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ear Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
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