Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Do mobile phones cause hearing and vision complaints? A preliminary report epidem.

Published in: Saudi Med J 2005; 26 (5): 882-883

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The association between mobile phone use and hearing and vision symptoms in the Saudi population was investigated (see also publication 12341) .

Further details

Volunteers were asked to answer a questionnaire about the medical history and mobile phone use.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:



Exposure groups

Group Description
Group 1 duration of calls: 5 - 10 min/day
Group 2 duration of calls: 10 - 30 min/day
Group 3 duration of calls: 30 - 60 min/day
Group 4 duration of calls: 60 - 120 min/day
Group 5 duration of calls: > 120 min/day


Study size

Type Value
Total 437

Results (acc. to author)

The results showed a relationship between mobile phone use and hearing complaints (34.5%) as well vision complaints (4.8%).

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