Why More Teens Are Suffering From Hearing Loss

According to Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) team of researchers over the past 15 years, they’ve seen an increase in hearing loss among adolescents. These findings have since been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on August 18, 2010 (to our knowledge, this is still very relevant information). Understanding the Research Study The study was funded by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Foundation and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Development Funds. It reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of adolescents (12 to 19 years old) from throughout America. This led to the discovery that one in five of them had hearing problems. Unfortunately, when this data was compared to that which was collected between 1988 – 1994 researchers discovered a 30% increase in hearing issues and a 70% increase in mild Read More +