Personal Devices and Hearing Loss

With the increasing number of personal devices & the need of listening to music or to be entertained constantly (which is evident when riding the subway), one has to think about noise induced hearing loss. This is why I am excited to discuss the “Hearing Loss Prevention” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Sandra Levey recorded for us on Public Health Minute.

Noise exposure has been long known to be a risk factor for hearing loss and more than 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous sound levels on a regular basis (http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Prevalence-and-Incidence-of-Hearing-Loss-in-Adults/). Do you listen to music too frequently and at a level that is too loud? Since May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, it seems fitting to share this segment to encourage people to protect their ears.

Click on the link to listen to Public Health Minute’s segment on “Hearing Loss Prevention” (http://wp.lehman.edu/public-health-minute-with-william-latimer/sandra-levey-phd-lehman-college-cuny-hearing-loss-prevention/ )

William Latimer

Public Health Minute with William Latimer


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