BAD, SAD NEWS ON TEEN HEARING
By George Petersen
MAYBE I SHOULDN’T BE TOO SURPRISED, but a study in the August 2010 Journal of the American Medical Association states that the number of teens with hearing loss is on the rise over the past two decades—now about 20% or one in 5. No specific cause or culprit is stated, but maybe, just maybe it’s kids LISTENING TOO LOUD!! Way back when I was a kid, I’d listen to loud music, but not in cars with 130+ dB systems or with earbuds in my head 24 hours a day. Sometimes even ears need a little rest from the assault
NPR just did an article on the subject. Here’s the link: “Study: Hearing Loss Increases In U.S. Teens” It’s great reading. Do someone you know a favor and pass it along.
George Petersen is an independent journalist/author/producer. Visit him on Facebook or at www.audioinfosource.com.
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