Abstract Title:

Effect Of Electromagnetic Waves Emitted From Mobile Phone On Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential In Adult Males.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 Oct-Dec;59(4):402-6. PMID: 27530007

Abstract Author(s):

K Singh

Article Affiliation:

K Singh


Mobile phone (MP) is commonly used communication tool. Electromagnetic waves (EMWs) emitted from MP may have potential health hazards. So, it was planned to study the effect of electromagnetic waves (EMWs) emitted from the mobile phone on brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) in male subjects in the age group of 20-40 years. BAEPs were recorded using standard method of 10-20 system of electrode placement and sound click stimuli of specified intensity, duration and frequency.Right ear was exposed to EMW emitted from MP for about 10 min. On comparison of before and after exposure to MP in right ear (found to be dominating ear), there was significant increase in latency of II, III (p<0.05) and V (p<0.001) wave, amplitude of I-Ia wave (p<0.05) and decrease in IPL of III-V wave (P<0.05) after exposure to MP. But no significant change was found in waves of BAEP in left ear before vs after MP. On comparison of right (having exposure routinely as found to be dominating ear) and left ears (not exposed to MP), before exposure to MP, IPL of IIl-V wave and amplitude of V-Va is more (<0.001) in right ear compared to more latency of III and IV wave (<0.001) in left ear. After exposure to MP, the amplitude of V-Va was (p<0.05) more in right ear compared to left ear. In conclusion, EMWs emitted from MP affects the auditory potential.

Study Type : Human Study

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