Hearing Loss Among U.S. Adolescents Is Not Increasing

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Hearing Loss Among U.S. Adolescents Is Not Increasing
Hearing Loss Among U.S. Adolescents Is Not Increasing

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss among U.S. adolescents seems not to be increasing, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in Pediatrics.

Tyson S. Barrett and Karl R. White, Ph.D., from Utah State University in Logan, analyzed data about hearing loss among adolescents from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Data from four data releases between 1994 and 2010, for 6,891 adolescents, were included.

The researchers found that 13 of 90 comparisons of prevalence showed a statistically significant increase across combinations of degree, frequency, and laterality of hearing loss. Sixty-one percent of the 18 subgroups of degree, frequency, and laterality had lower prevalence of hearing loss in 2010 than in 1994, and all subgroups had lower prevalence in 2010 versus 2006.

"Based on the NHANES data from 1994 to 2010 that are now available, there is no consistent evidence that hearing loss among adolescents in the United States is increasing," the authors write. "NHANES should resume collecting audiometric data as part of their data collection protocol so that trends in the prevalence of childhood hearing loss can be documented."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

FDA Approves First Generic Under-the-Tongue Suboxone

FDA Approves First Generic Under-the-Tongue Suboxone

May only be prescribed by Drug Addiction Treatment Act-certified prescribers

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to <i>Salmonella</i> ...

Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported

Portable Music Player Use Linked to Hearing Loss in Children

Portable Music Player Use Linked to Hearing Loss ...

Increased odds of high-frequency hearing loss with portable music player use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »