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Cell Phone May Cause Hearing Loss

We've all wondered about the possible long term hearing effects of iPod use, but it turns out that's not the only device we have to worry about.

Researchers at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, announced that people who talk on a cell phone for more than an hour a day were found to have suffered losses of high-frequency hearing. How bad is it? The hearing loss actually results in an inability to hear consonants such as s, f, t and z, reports CBS.

The study also found that mobile phone users who had symptoms such as "a warm sensation, fullness in the ears, or ringing were more likely to have the high-frequency hearing loss," so if you feel any of those things it might be time to cut back on your calls.

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jdots24 jdots24 8 years
maybe this is why my hearing is going....:)
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
this doesn't surprise me! i hate being on my cell phone talking for a long time anyway though since it does get pretty warm on your ear and makes it feel weird after being on it for so long.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
thats not surprising. kinda scary though
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
and the other day I was just thinking I was losing some of my hearing.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
that is pretty scary.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
Oh man! Now my gadgets are out to get me!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
that is scary!
balisane balisane 8 years
No surprise at all.
alillee alillee 8 years
geez...this is probably whats wrong w/ me!
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