Perhaps due to the ubiquity of headphones, hearing problems aren't just for the elderly anymore.
Your hearing may be fine now, but years down the road you'll be regretting ever listening to loud music.
You possibly already know that hearing loss affects millions of Americans every year, but did you know that hearing "gain" is also a widespread problem?
The sad truth about aging, on this Moment of Science.
In fact, there are several reasons, the major one being that telephones completely remove any visual cues from the process of communication. Not only do we read emotional content off the posture of a speaker’s body and face, but language comprehension is aided by a subtle form of lip reading.