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The iPod Inspectors

Most college students using portable music players exceed recommended decibel exposure limits, researchers report in a study scheduled to appear in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. A research team that included Brian Fligor, an HMS instructor in otology and laryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston, found that more than half of New York City university students surveyed were at risk for noise-induced hearing loss.


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