Turn down the sound
Every day, thousands of young Americans use ear buds to connect to their favorite tunes on their smartphones or mp3 players. But they know not to listen too long, or turn up the sound too high, or their hearing will suffer, right?
Not necessarily, reports the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In an online poll conducted by ASHA, 75 percent of parents believe that teaching their children to use audio technology safely should be a top health priority. Yet, only 50 percent have discussed safe listening habits with their children.
ASHA’s “Listen to Your Buds” safety campaign offers these tips to help protect kids’ hearing:
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