A steady onslaught of loud noise through earbuds is causing irreversible damage to the hearing of an entire generation, Today.com reports.
Unfortunately, they may not realize it for years.
Hearing loss among today's teens is about 30 percent higher than in the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri estimates.
An ear, nose, and throat specialist from Munster, Indiana and founder of MD Hearing Aid, Cherukuri observes that today's high-tech smartphones can actually do more damage than the old-school Walkman with two AA batteries and headphones that went over the ears.
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