Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hearing loss is a problem of our time

All the new technology brings excitement, but also creates a new type of injuries and negative effects. Apparently teens who listen to their ipods are losing their ability to hear...

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

1 comment:

  1. Parents can use a feature on an iPod to limit the maximum volume to a reasonable level.


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