Objective  To determine (1) the prevalence of external auditory exostoses in a population of surfers and (2) the relationship between the length of time spent surfing and the prevalence, severity, and location of the exostoses.

Design  Cross-sectional epidemiological study.

Setting  General community.

Patients  Three hundred seven avid surfers (93.5% males and 6.5% females; age distributions: 11.2% were ≤20, 67.9% were 21 to 40, 17.5% were 41 to 50, and 3.3% were >50 years).

Full text article: http://archotol.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/125/9/969

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