Is Teen Hearing Loss on the Rise?
According to recent study, the answer could be yes.
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Teen hearing loss may be on the rise, according to a new study commissioned by Siemens Hearing Instruments. In a recent U.S. survey of 500 teenagers ages 13-19, 46% of teens reported experiencing ringing, roaring, buzzing or pain in their ears after engaging in risky hearing practices, including listening to excessively loud music and using lawn and power power tools with no hearing protection. The nationwide survey was conducted by ReRez Research of Dallas, Texas to learn more about teens and their listening habits.
The findings also revealed that teens are aware of the risks, yet still choose not to protect their hearing. One in six teens showed symptoms often or all the time and nearly nine in ten engage in activities that may damage hearing.
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