Hearing Aid Imagery May Motivate College Students to Lower Earbud Volume

The ASHA Leader, March 2017, Vol. 22, 10.

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Campaigns incorporating pictures of behind-the-ear hearing aids may be more effective at persuading college-age students to use earphones at lower volume than text-only messages or images of damaged inner-ear hair cells, according to new research.

Study authors surveyed college students about their knowledge of and behavior surrounding personal listening devices (PLDs) and hearing loss, as well as health education information. Yula C. Serpanos, professor and coordinator of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ AuD program at Adelphi University, led the research.

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