Hearing Group, Musician Sounds a Warning on Earbuds

By Deardorff, Julie | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 1, 2008 | Go to article overview

Hearing Group, Musician Sounds a Warning on Earbuds


Deardorff, Julie, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


CHICAGO -- Justin Roberts has wildly curious young fans, the type who might lean into a live monitor during one of his concerts just to see what it sounds like.

But the popular children's entertainer knows a blast of loud music isn't the only risk to a child's hearing. What parents and kids really need to watch is the everyday use of earbuds that come with iPods and other MP3 players, said Roberts, who has teamed up with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss.

Not only do earbuds send sound directly into the delicate ear canal, but they boost the volume by as much as 9 decibels. And because today's devices can hold and play music for longer periods, kids are wearing them more than the recommended one hour a day, putting them at risk for permanent hearing loss after just five years, according to the association.

"Sound can be dangerous as well as fun," said Roberts, who headlined a "Listen to Your Buds" concert for school groups recently at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. "It's an important message to get out to kids when they're young and their hearing is still great."

Studies show hearing loss already is affecting a younger population. More than half of high school students in the United States report having at least one symptom of hearing loss, according to a 2006 poll commissioned by ASHA. Another survey showed that 5.2 million 6- to 19-year-olds have some degree of hearing loss directly related to noise exposure.

The damage is based on two variables: the decibel level and duration of exposure. …

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