Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Hearing, College Students


A descriptive quantitative research design was used. Total population sampling was employed. Out of 953 students of College of Rehabilitation Sciences De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, 297 students responded. Data was obtained through a questionnaire with Likert scale. The behaviors collected in the questionnaire were either (1) protective to hearing and preventive of hearing loss or (2) may lead to hearing loss. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data using frequency and percentage. The study found out that the respondents had different behaviors in hearing hygiene and that hearing hygiene had a role in a student’s life. The behaviors regarded as protective and preventive measures reported by the CRS students were following the warning levels of PLDs, using noise-canceling earphones, wearing earplugs when exposed to loud environments and attending ear checkups with an ENT. Following the warning level was the most common protective and preventive behavior done by CRS students. On the other hand, using in-ear earphones, listening to PLDs, consuming alcohol in a week, using cotton buds during ear cleaning, consuming two (2) or more packets of cigarettes in a day, attending concerts, using earphones and PLDs in noisy environments, using over-the-ear headphones and listening to personal listening devices while sleeping were considered to be behaviors of CRS students that may lead to hearing loss. Results suggested that listening to PLDs was the most common behavior of CRS students that may lead to hearing loss.

First Advisor

Larissa Christia F. Adique