Older Ears on Younger Bodies
A reality check for the iPod generation…
Hearing specialists say they’re also seeing more people in their 30s and 40s — many of them among the first Walkman users — who suffer from more pronounced tinnitus, an internal ringing or even the sound of whooshing or buzzing in the ears.
“It may be that we’re seeing the tip of the iceberg now,” says Dr. John Oghalai, director of The Hearing Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, who’s treating more of this age group. “I would not be surprised if we start to see even more of this.”