hearing loss U of M Study Disputes Hearing Loss Estimates

A new University of Minnesota study finds relatively few of the young people diagnosed with hearing loss actually have it.

Conventional testing of the hearing of members of the U of M marching band indicated 15% of them had noice-induced hearing loss.  But follow-up testing found the figure was closer to 5%.    Study co-author Bert Schlauch says his research shows the estimated prevalence of hearing loss among young people is over-exaggerated.  He cautions against complacency about children’s hearing, though.  Schlauch says damage from loud sounds can build up over time and not appear until a person is older.


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