Will Using Cell Phones Cause Hearing Impaired?

Q:
Will using cell phones cause hearing impaired?

A:
Many researchers believe that long-time mobile phone users who talk more than an hour a day on the devices may be more likely to have high-frequency hearing loss.

Naresh K. Panda and his team found that people who had talked on cell phones for more than four years and those who talked more than an hour daily were more likely to have these high-frequency losses.

These losses can make it difficult to hear consonants such as s, f, t and z, making it hard to understand words.

Key words: cell phone hearing impaired

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