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Many college students have hearing loss and don't know it

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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (KWWL) -- A new study reveals many college students are unaware they have hearing loss.

Researchers at the University of Florida found 25 percent of students who believed they had normal hearing measured 15 decibels or more of hearing loss on at least one test frequency.

That's enough to disrupt classroom learning.

The highest levels of hearing loss were among males who regularly used personal MP3 players, but larger studies are needed to determine the role of these devices in hearing loss.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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