The number of young people who are going deaf due to the overuse of headphones keeps increasing, and poor kids are being hurt the most. Of the almost 9,000 16-year-old girls who took part in a recent study, poor teens had the worst hearing. However, researcher Abbey Berg says that "just because there’s an association, it doesn’t mean cause and effect. For the girls who took part in the study, other aspects of their lives–poverty, poor air quality, substance abuse, risk-taking behavior–might add to the effects of noise exposure." Don’t get too deaf to listen to Dreamland–Listeners who subscribe have a chance to hear some incredible interviews!
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