Do you ever feel like some of the things you say to your teen fall on deaf ears? That may actually be true … Well, sort of.
According to a new study, permanent ringing affects the ears of twenty percent of high schoolers. And three out of four experience temporary ringing. Worse, most students did little to nothing to protect their hearing.
And hearing isn’t the only issue. The ringing—also called tinnitus, can affect your teen’s rest, relationships, and learning ability.
You can encourage your kids to use ear protection when they’re at loud events. But the biggest culprit is headphones and ear buds. Consider monitoring your child’s volume and time spent listening. They may think you’re playing a sour note, but it’s advice that will be music to their ears.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Multidisciplinary approach lessens tinnitus severity
- Little evidence that supplements help tinnitus
- Caution about ‘ear candles’
- Cotton swabs linked to ruptured eardrums, study shows
- Loud Music Causing More Teens to Lose Hearing, Experts Say
- Prolonged Use of MP3 Players Harms Hearing
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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