Hearing loss epidemic

The CDC is now estimating that there are more than 5 million kids with noise-related hearing damage. This is blamed to a large extent on a fully preventable cause: Loud and protracted use of MP3 players that can be set to exceed safe limits of 85 dB. Some of which are marketed for three-year-olds. Three. Well before many speech and language milestones are reached. We can’t even wisecrack; we’re just appalled.

TechNewsWorld: iPod Ear and the ‘Huh? Wha?’ Generation

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