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The truth about ear buds

The increased use of personal music devices, specifically when used with insert headphones or ear buds, has the potential to cause permanent hearing loss in young people as early as their teenage years.

The truth about ear buds

Fruit is a deliciously sweet way to retrain your taste buds to healthy eating. (Gerald S. Williams / Staff File Photo)
Fruit is a deliciously sweet way to retrain your taste buds to healthy eating. (Gerald S. Williams / Staff File Photo) Gerald S. Williams
Healthy Kids Minute: MP3 players risk hearing Video: Healthy Kids Minute: MP3 players risk hearing

The increased use of personal music devices, specifically when used with insert headphones or ear buds, has the potential to cause permanent hearing loss in young people as early as their teenage years.

Tammy Rietner, a pediatric audiologist at the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, talks about what to watch out for - advice for kids, too.

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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, RD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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