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Incidence of Tinnitus Amongst Teenagers and Young Adults mp3 Users

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01187251
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2010
Information provided by:
Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinnitus

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT01187251

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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
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT01187251    
Other Study ID Numbers: tinnitus and mp3 players
First Posted: August 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010
Keywords provided by Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca:
mp3 players
noise induced hearing loss
high frequencies audiometry
acoustic otoemissions
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases