Hearing Loss in Teens

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One in five teenagers suffer from at least slight hearing loss, a marked increase from a decade ago, according to a study reported in today’s Vital Signs column.

The new study, published Wednesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed data on about 1,771 youngsters aged 12 to 19…. The percentage with at least slight hearing loss increased by 30 percent, to 19.5 percent from 14.9 percent in the earlier study.

To learn more, read the full report, “Hearing Loss Grows Among Teenagers,” and then please join the discussion below.