Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

A study of the effects of cellular telephone microwave radiation on the auditory system in healthy men med./bio.

Published in: Ear Nose Throat J 2006; 85 (3): 160, 162-160, 163

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effects of mobile phone microwave irradiation on the auditory system in 20 healthy men.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 900–1,800 MHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: intermittent, see add. information

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 900–1,800 MHz
Exposure duration intermittent, see add. information
Modulation type pulsed
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup The phone supported by a metal stand in the normal use position was pressed against the subject's left ear with the aerial extended away from the head.
Additional info Subjects participated in three exposure sessions, at 1-h intervals, of 15 or 30 min duration: 1) Continuous exposure to "silent energy" for 30 min. No telephone conversation. 2) Intermittent exposure for 30 min. Subjects made 12 telephone conversations of 2 min and 30 s each. 3) Continuous exposure "to the same EMF" for 15 min. The phone was held in contact with the left retroauricular mastoid area rather than the ear.

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • before exposure
  • during exposure
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No significant changes in either measurement were found. The authors conclude that the use of mobile phones does not alter the auditory system in the short-term.

Study character:

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