Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Youth: An International Concern Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a growing global concern. Youth today have more hearing loss than their parents did at the same age and studies show that the prevalence of NIHL in young adults is increasing at a fast pace. Even though evidence shows that adolescents and young adults are ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Youth: An International Concern
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  • Donna L. Pitts
    Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Financial Disclosure: Donna L. Pitts is an assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland.
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Article   |   October 01, 2013
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Youth: An International Concern
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, October 2013, Vol. 3, 68-72. doi:10.1044/gics3.2.68
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, October 2013, Vol. 3, 68-72. doi:10.1044/gics3.2.68

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a growing global concern. Youth today have more hearing loss than their parents did at the same age and studies show that the prevalence of NIHL in young adults is increasing at a fast pace. Even though evidence shows that adolescents and young adults are exposed to hazardous levels of noise, no standards exist to regulate nonoccupational noise exposure. Education is the key to prevention, but adoption of guidelines is equally important.

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