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Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

There’s good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers’ ears — more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not increased.

Still, “the overall take-home message … is that not only are the elderly at danger of significant hearing loss — so are our children, at a time in their lives when education is key to their success in life,” said hearing expert Dr. Darius Kohan, who reviewed the new study. He directs otology/neurotology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.