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Study suggests one in five American teenagers has hearing loss

A recent study entitled Change in Prevalence of Hearing Loss in US Adolescents in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that one in five American teenagers has hearing loss, which is an increase of 31% since the mid 1990s. Most hearing loss was minimal only affecting one ear or the high frequency sounds only. Joseph Shargorodsky, the study author, did not find a reason why the rate of hearing loss has grown. This study demonstrates the great need to protect our children's hearing from any source of loud noise.

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