Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The proportion of teens in the Us with slight hearing loss has increased 30 % in the last 15 years, and one in five teens are now affected. The number with mild or worse hearing loss has grown 77 % and one in 20 has now serious problems.
So why? An Australian study found a 70 % increased risk of hearing, loss associated with the use of headphones for portable music devices.
I wonder when the music and mp3 player industry will create a safe headphone that do not damage our ears...
Source: The Week http://www.theweek.com.au/