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Is your phone damaging YOUR hearing?

Is your phone damaging YOUR hearing?

Mobiles to blame as number of teenagers with tinnitus reaches ‘alarming levels’

  • ‘Risky listening habits’ are causing damage to teens’ auditory nerves 
  • Caused persistent sounds in ears in 28 per cent of 170 students
  • Those suffering more likely to have reduced tolerance for loud noise
  • Nerve damage cannot be repaired, only prevented, according to scientist

For people who suffer from tinnitus, the persistent ringing, buzzing, or whistling in their ears can be unpleasant and even lead to severe problems like depression or anxiety.

Tinnitus affects around 300 million people worldwide – a figure which is only going to get larger, according to a new study.

A group of researchers in Canada has found young people are increasingly suffering from persistent noises in their ears that typically impact those over 50.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3627502/Is-phone-damaging-hearing-Mobiles-blame-number-teenagers-tinnitus-reaches-alarming-levels.html#ixzz4B0CLsZQo
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