International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Acute, Repeated Exposure to Mobile Phone Noise and Audiometric Status of Young Adult Users in a University Community

Table 4

Ear reported used in making or receiving a call by occupational status.

Ear used in making or receiving a call Total
RightLeftNo preference

Students38 (51.4%)7 (28.0%)0 (0.0%)45 (43.7%)
Staff36 (48.6%)18 (72.0%)3 (100%)58 (56.3%)

Note: as each ear was assessed separately during pure tone audiometry, percentages were summed down columns, that is, by ear, and then overall by occupational status. Comparison between occupational status and the ear used in making or receiving a call showed a borderline statistically significant difference at under Chi-square tests.