Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Long-term and frequent cellular phone use and risk of acoustic neuroma. epidem.

Published in: Int Tinnitus J 2006; 12 (2): 145-148

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The association between cellular phone use and risk of acoustic neuroma was investigated in Qatar.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:

Exposure

Assessment

Population

Study size

Type Value
Total 13

Conclusion (acc. to author)

All patients had used cellular phones for more than 5 years for an average of 14 times per day.
The incidence of acoustic neuroma was found to be 17.2 per million population in Qatar, compared to 2 to 20 per million inhabitants per year in various countries.

Limitations (acc. to author)

The authors stated that no proper screening and management protocol was available despite the presence of facilities in Qatar.

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