Why hearing loss in teens is becoming more and more common - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Why hearing loss in teens is becoming more and more common

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Parents may need to pull the ear buds out of their teenagers' ears for a minute, and warn them about the potential for hearing loss.      

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine surveyed more than 700 parents of teenagers.     Nearly 70% had not discussed the dangers of noise exposure with their teens, mostly because the parents thought the risks were pretty low at that young age.      

But, their studies indicate that 1 in 6 teens is already showing high frequency hearing loss. And they say the best way to protect against that is simply turn the music down, and protect against situations where there is excessive noise.

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