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"An Investigative Examination to Evaluate the Frequency and Impact of Excessive Utilization of Earphones and Audio Devices Among Young Adults in the District of Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab”

Bhupinder Kaur


"An Investigative Examination to Evaluate the Frequency and Impact of Excessive
Utilization of Earphones and Audio Devices Among Young Adults in the District of
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. Objective: To examine how widespread the excessive use of
earphones and music devices is among younger adults. To evaluate the impact of excessive
use of earphones and music devices on younger adults. To investigate the correlation between
the overuse of earphones and music devices and specific demographic factors among
individuals in the district of Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. The study employed an exploratory
research design, and the sample of 200 students was selected using a non-probability
purposive sampling technique. The population of present study was younger adults of
colleges and universities of district Fathegarh Sahib. To evaluate the frequency, manner, and
consequences of overusing earphones and other music devices through a self-designed
questionnaire. Data was collected through demographic data sheet for assessment of
demographic variable.
"Factors such as age, gender, educational attainment, academic discipline, year of study,
religious affiliation, relationship status, residential area, and family income were considered.
A self-designed questionnaire was employed to evaluate the frequency and prevalence of the
excessive use of earphones and other music devices among young adults. A self-structured
checklist was used to assess the effect of earphones and also self-structured likert scale to

assess the prevalence and pattern of using earphones and other musical devices. The
findings indicate that among younger adults, 1.5% experienced severe hearing
effects, 34.0% had moderate impacts, and 64.5% exhibited mild effects.
Consequently, it can be inferred that the majority of younger adults encountered
mild effects on their hearing


Prevalence, Music devices,Younger adults, earphones, demographic variables

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