Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Headphones & Hearing Loss
Please, no more Rolling Stones!
Researchers fear the growing popularity of portable music players and other items that attach directly to the ears - including cell phones - is contributing to hearing loss in younger people.
Increasingly, Robert Novak, director of clinical education in audiology at Purdue University in Indiana, says he's seeing too many young people with "older ears on younger bodies" - a trend that's been building since the portable Walkman made its debut a few decades back.
This should force a reexamination of the experimental program of musical therapy to improve the care of newborns which began 2 years ago at the 1st Private Hospital in Kosice-Saca.