Now Hear This!

December 2005
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;12/9/2005, Vol. 75 Issue 13, p2
The article focuses on the health implications of listening to portable music players. Health experts warn that it may lead to hearing loss. That can damage tiny hairs inside the ear that help one hear. Listening to loud noise for long periods of time can also lead to a ringing in the ears called tinnitus. Not just portable music players are to blame for hearing problems. Anything from rock concerts to loud power tools can damage the ears. INSET: How the Ear Works.


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