After launching campaigns against the Big Gulp, “big” salt and “big” junk food, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a new target.
Personal listening devices have become a big culprit of hearing loss. In a noisy world, we crank them up to drown out the racket and hear the music. But the trouble is, high volume is little by little, damaging the sensitive cells in our inner ears.
Hearing loss isn’t just affecting America’s senior community anymore. A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week shows it is happening to younger people and affecting teenagers at epidemic rates.