One in Four College Students Suffer from Hearing Loss
A recent study done by the University of Florida, has found that one in four college students now suffer from hearing loss. The study explained that this is due to constant usage of MP3 players. The study was conducted with 56 students in their early 20s. They were asked about their hearing health, and then given a hearing test.
According to the results of the study, students who thought their hearing health was normal showed hearing loss of 15 decibels. These results show a mild level of hearing loss, which does not require the students to wear a hearing aid, but it could still negatively affect their learning. Among the 56 students tested, 7 percent of these suffered from 25 decibels of loss of hearing.
The researchers explained that this increase in hearing loss, found among these young adults, could be the result to constant exposure to loud noise, due to their use of mobile music players. The males in the group had the highest level of hearing damage.
If you believe you might suffer from hearing loss, do not hesitate to visit your local Miami hearing Center, where an audiologist will help diagnose you appropriately.