04.01.2012 09.Tewet. 5772
TAU researchers: One in four teens is in danger due to personal listening devices.
MP3 players and other electronic devices that funnel noise directly into the ears are a serious health hazard – especially to teenagers, according to a new study at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical Faculty.
Users listen to crystal-clear tunes at high volume for hours at a time, a significant rise in sound quality compared to the days of the Walkman. But, says Prof. Chava Muchnik of TAU’s department of communication disorders and colleagues, these advances have also resulted in personal listening devices causing harm to hearing, just as former US president Bill Clinton lost some of his hearing in middle age by playing a saxophone as a young man….