A segment on the Today show points out the dangers teens face when listening to loud music through earbuds. The video and accompanying article references a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. According to the study of 170 students ages 11 to 17, 25% already experience some level of tinnitus, and students also showed a heightened sensitivity to loud sounds, caused by what they refer to as “risky listening habits,” the biggest culprit being listening to loud music either through headphones, loud parties, clubs and concerts.
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HLAA will be at the table for the upcoming meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), to be held June 16. At the meeting several recommendations proposed by DAC working groups will be considered by the full DAC. FCC staff will also provide an update regarding current rulemakings and FCC initiatives. These meetings are open to the public and streamed via live captioned webcast. More information can be found on the FCC website.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has posted new content on noise-induced hearing loss on their website. The page on “Environmental Noise Exposure and Health” offers information such as sources of environmental noise, how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, recommendations and guidelines, and more. There are also links for additional resources. Read more on the CDC website.