Over 1 Billion Young People Could Be At Risk For Hearing Loss

  • “It is estimated that 0.67–1.35 billion adolescents and young adults worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from exposure to unsafe listening practices,” according to the study.
  • Young people from ages 12 to 35 using devices such as MP3 players and cellphones, actively listened to content at 105 decibels. No more than 85 decibels is recommended.
  • Hearing loss in children can lead to poorer academic performance and reduced motivation and concentration, the research noted.
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