Kids on their mobile devices.

In an interview, the director of the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) addresses concerns about earbuds and hearing loss.

Bicyclists riding on a road

Wind noise may harm cyclists’ hearing. Researchers used a wind tunnel to generate wind speeds up to 60 mph, and microphones to measure the resulting noise levels. 

Two workers with a drill.

New research shows that hearing loss rates have declined over approximately the last decade in people aged 20-69, continuing a promising trend. 

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