Self Induced Hearing Loss
Attention has been focused on the potentially negative effects smartphones can have by way of emissions, privacy intrusion and unsafe driving practices. We haven’t yet shed sufficient light on the impact smartphones, MP3 players and other listening devices can have on our hearing.
1.1 Billion Young People Are at Risk of Hearing Loss
This has led to a situation where, according to estimates by the World Health Organisation, about 1.1 billion young people worldwide are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.
Due to the prevalence of relatively cheap modern technology we are facing a sharp rise in self-induced hearing loss. Luckily, however, state of the art remedies – including highly effective and almost invisible hearing aids- are available.