1 in 5 US teenagers has slight hearing loss

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  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

    A stunning number of teens have lost a little bit of their hearing — nearly one in five — and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new national study has found.

    Some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their digital music players, suggesting loud music through earbuds may be to blame — although hard evidence is lacking. They warn that slight hearing loss can cause problems in school and set the stage for hearing aids in later life.

    "Our hope is we can encourage people to be careful," said the study's senior author Dr. Gary Curhan of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
      Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For sure, I'm 22 and I have slight hearing loss in my right ear.

      I've been playing music for years and have spent a lot of time at local shows front stage if not on stage, so I think that has to do with most of it.

      But I'm sure playing loud music when I was younger (with headphones) attributes to it too.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        loud music seems to be big concern...

  2. PaulaHenry1 profile image73
    PaulaHenry1posted 8 years ago

    I just saw this on TV last night. Our teens are losing their hearing w/ all those little gadgets they are addicted to. IPOD, MP3, cell phones (related to cancer) - It's scary what technology contributes to healthwise....

    1. profile image52
      megha35posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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  3. ross670daw profile image68
    ross670dawposted 8 years ago

    It's an alarming statistic, those figures could well be universal, as teenagers we were all susceptible to the damage to our ears from loud music and noise, I know I was, and continue to have hearing loss, which seems to get worse with age. While researching for a hub I recently wrote about my tinnitus hearing loss, I came across a lot of disturbing facts about the symptoms, and the high percentage of the population that was affected by it. Education of teenagers regarding their hearing seems to be falling on deaf ears.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      could be..you have a point...

    2. alternate poet profile image66
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you meant to do that ! ! !   big_smile big_smile big_smile

      1. ross670daw profile image68
        ross670dawposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  4. ngmagic profile image60
    ngmagicposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I agree with what you said.
    Actually lots of people, especailly
    students not having much knowledge of their
    sense of hearing don't worry about and care for
    their precious hearing.

    The good way to loss their hearing is
    to volume down the earphones or headphones!!
    because once losing it means to cure it so difficultly~

  5. profile image51
    snoweposted 8 years ago

    i really agree with this that teenager can have a little loss of hearing.Like me,i can tell that i loss a little bit hearin gin my two ears...though i really like rock and so loud loud music in a couple of years now...


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