Potential Hearing Damage From Popular Technology Use

Commissioned by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and conducted by YouGov, a national poll of more than 1,100 parents of children under age 18 found that seven in 10 parents are concerned about their child developing hearing damage from listening to popular technology devices such as music players, tablets, and smartphones—and 86% think their children listen to their devices at volumes that are too loud. To help parents protect their children’s hearing ASHA offers three simple and effective tips for hearing protection: turn the volume down, take listening breaks and model safe listening.

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