A study of the effects of cellular telephone microwave radiation on the auditory system in healthy men

Mora, Renzo; Crippa, Barbara; Mora, Francesco; Dellepiane, Massimo
March 2006
ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Mar2006, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p160
Academic Journal
We conducted a study of the effects of mobile cellular telephone microwave radiation on the auditory system in 20 healthy men. After the subjects underwent baseline measurements of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR), they participated in three sessions of exposure to an electromagnetic field of 900 to 1,800 MHz produced by a cellular phone. Sessions ranged from 15 to 30 minutes in length. TEOAE and ABR were again measured after or during each exposure. Throughout the study, no significant changes in either measurement were noted. We conclude that the use of cellular phones does not alter the auditory system in the short term.


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