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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

College Students and Hearing Loss

There was a study done at the University of Florida that found that 25% of the students who thought they had normal hearing, actually suffered from hearing loss that was severe enough that it could impact their education.

Dr. Colleen Le Prell/UF researcher: “So the level of hearing loss that we are seeing, it is starting in the higher frequencies and that is exactly what you see in an aged ear. So typically, starting around age 50, you will start to see hearing losses in the higher frequencies. When we are seeing kids with those kinds of hearing losses it is very alarming.”

It is wise to try to convince young people that listening to loud music can be harmful to their hearing. If you want to read the full report on the study, here is the link: UF study: College students often miss mark when reporting ‘normal’ hearing

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