Hearing Loss in Teens
Interview: Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology
Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
One in five teens has some form of hearing loss and the problem is worsening. Hearing loss in teens increased from 15% to 19.5% from 1994 to 2006.
The culprit: Personal listening devices.
Associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Gary Curhan, MD, is the lead author on a new national study about teen hearing loss. He discusses his findings with Sound Medicine's David Crabb, MD.