Are Smartphones Creating a Deaf Generation? Dr. Alison Grimes, Director of Audiology, UCLA Published: 3 months ago By: JuanBagnell

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Are smartphones making you deaf? The modern smartphone has only been in existence for ten years, too brief a time to properly study all of the behavioral and physiological effects of such a new technology, especially for how quickly it changes and evolves. Yet over this window of time, from the Walkman to the iPod, and through the reign of the iPhone, we are starting to see increasing rates of hearing loss in children and young adults. I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Alison Grimes, Director of Audiology at UCLA, to discuss some of the more recent trends in hearing health and lifestyle technology.

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