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Do mobile 'phones have a detrimental impact on auditory function?

  • S Khalil (a1) and D A Nunez (a2)
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  • Published online: 15 May 2006

Mobile telephones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. The widespread use of mobile telephones has given rise to concern about the potential influences of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on human health. The effects of EMFs on human beings are under investigation. Anatomically, the ear is in close proximity to the mobile telephone during use. The effect of mobile phones on auditory function has rarely been studied. The aim of this review is to determine if there is evidence that mobile phones have a detrimental effect on auditory function.

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Address for correspondence: D A Nunez, FRCS (ORL), MD, Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK. Fax:  + 44 (0)1179595850 E-mail:
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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
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