I just read a New York Times review of Katherine Bouton’s new book on hearing loss, and it got me thinking that my students could benefit from learning about the potential consequences of listening to loud music in their earbuds. So, in addition to that review, here are some other resources I’ll be using to create a short and simple lesson (please suggest others):
Study: 30% increase in teens with hearing loss is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Teenagers warned iPods can cause hearing loss is from The CBC.
Seventy-Two Percent of Teenagers Experienced Reduced Hearing Ability After Attending Concert is from Science Daily.
Generation Deaf: Doctors Warn of Dangers of Ear Buds is from NBC News.
Evidence of hearing damage in teens prompts researchers’ warning is from Science Daily.