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Noise-induced sudden hearing loss in young adults as an effect of leisure music exposure- A case series analysis with a review of literature
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  • Arshit Kataria,
  • Siddharth Jain,
  • Sonal Mishra,
  • * Prince
Arshit Kataria
All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Bathinda

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Siddharth Jain
All India Institute of Medical Science - Bhopal
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Sonal Mishra
SMS Medical College and Hospital
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* Prince
All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Bathinda
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Abstract

Background Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a common cause of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Exposure to loud music noise especially in music events has increased the prevalence of NIHL in young adults. The awareness about noise-induced harm to ears is crucial in the current scenario as SNHL has a significant impact on the quality of life and social participation of young adults. The most effective ways to deal with NIHL are prevention and early detection. Study details We present case studies of our four patients who presented to our department with SSNHL after loud music exposure. All patients underwent a complete audiometric evaluation and were managed as per the SSNHL protocol followed in our department. All our patients had normal middle ear functions and normal otoscopic findings. Conclusion Our experiences have convinced us of the need of protecting hearing from loud music and early detection of NIHL, especially in young adults.