1 in 8 kids today suffer from hearing loss. This is the reality that parents are forced to confront, and it’s only getting worse. In fact, a recent study showed that 19.5%, or nearly 1 in 5 children between 12 and 19 years old, suffer from some level of noise-induced hearing loss. The cause of this epidemic is ...
What is noise-induced hearing loss?
Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, these sounds are at safe levels that don’t damage our hearing. But sounds can be harmful when they are too loud, even for a brief time, or when they are both loud and long-lasting. These sounds can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). - NIDCD