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1. "Hearing Loss Grows Among Teenagers"
One in five teenagers suffer from at least slight hearing
loss, a significant rise from a decade ago when the rate was only one in seven.
The new study was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers could not explain why hearing loss had become more prevalent and did
not find a significant association with exposure to loud noise. But youngsters
often say they aren't because they are simply unaware they are listening to music
at dangerously high levels. NYT 24 Aug 10
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