Headphones and Hearing Loss: Is Loud Music Making Teens Deaf?
A new study finds that nearly 30 percent of teenagers had a condition called tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears. “It’s a growing problem and I think it’s going to get worse,” study coauthor, Larry Roberts, a senior researcher in the department of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University, said in a statement. “My personal view is that there is a major public health challenge coming down the road in terms of difficulties with hearing. The World Health Organization has warned that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss because of portable digital music