Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

M.Sc. in Audiology


Department of Speech and Hearing

First Advisor

Dr. Archana G


Abstract:ObjectiveTo assess auditory effects secondary to mobile phone usage among studentsMethodsA cross sectional study was conducted among 140 students who were recruited through convenience sampling. Students from both medical and non-medical background were chosen. Maan Whitney u test was used to check mean scores of students from different professionsResultsPre pandemic it was seen that most of the members utilized their phones for 3-4 hrs each day for tuning in to music, calls, and gaming. But, post pandemic members utilized their phones majorly for more than 10 hours a day and online classes was a major movementConclusionThe study clearly showed that students are subjectively concerned about having increased volume to listen to as well as having difficulty understanding in noisy environments. Medical professionals had better awareness of hearing loss than non-medical professionalsKey-words:Auditory effects, Pandemic, non-medical profession, medical profession