The list of worries for parents are always long and they become longer if their children become teenagers. On the list, the fear of hearing loss is added.
According to a survey in the spring by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, parents worry more about the damaging of hearing in their children than they do about other health issues such as sleep problems and asthma.
Doctors say they are seeing increasing number of children and teens for hearing evaluations as personal music players have become common and compulsory among teens.
Dr. David Tunkel, chief of pediatric otolaryngology, said that there are more and more children who have acquired hearing loss.