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经常戴耳机会损害孩子的听力吗

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Will earbuds ruin my child's hearing?

About 20% of children have permanent hearing loss caused mostly by exposure to loud noise, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

Still, "listening to music with earbuds is not a major cause of hearing loss," says Dr. Robert Dobie, a clinical professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Instead, other common exposures to loud noise are much more likely to hurt your child's ears, he says.

"A lot more kids lose hearing from recreational shooting or hunting than from loud music," Dobie says.

That's not to say earbuds are always safe.

Playing music loudly - especially to block out background noise - can damage hearing.
If children hear ringing in their ears when they pull out their buds, or if the world sounds a little muffled, that's a sure sign they need to turn down the volume.

But as long as the buds stay at a reasonable volume, Dobie says, "there's not much evidence that they offer any unique risks."

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/Article/201905/586673.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. permanent adj. lasting for a long time or for all time in the future; existing all the time 永久的;永恒的;长久的。(同义词) impermanent, temporary例如:
a permanent job固定工作
permanent staff固定职工
They are now living together on a permanent basis. 他们现在决定长期同住。
The accident has not done any permanent damage. 那场事故没有造成什么永久性损伤。
a permanent fixture (= a person or an object that is always in a particular place) 固定于某处的人员 / 东西
2. muffled adj. (of sounds 声音) not heard clearly because sth. is in the way that stops the sound from travelling easily 沉闷的;压抑的;模糊不清的。例如:muffled voices from the next room
从隔壁房间里传来的沉闷声音

QUESTIONS

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Will earbuds ruin my child's hearing?

About 20% of children have (Q1) _______________________ hearing loss caused mostly by (Q2) ___________________ to loud noise, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

Still, "listening to music with (Q3) _______________________ is not a major cause of hearing loss," says Dr. Robert Dobie, a (Q4) ________________________ professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Instead, other common exposures to (Q5) __________________ are much more likely to hurt your child's ears, he says.

"A lot more kids lose hearing from (Q6) __________________or hunting than from loud music," Dobie says.

That's not to say earbuds are always (Q7) _______________.

Playing music loudly - especially to block out background noise - can (Q8) ____________ hearing.
If children hear ringing in their ears when they pull out their buds, or if the world sounds a little muffled, that's a sure sign they need to (Q9) ___________________ the volume.

But as long as the buds stay at a (Q10) _________________________ volume, Dobie says, "there's not much evidence that they offer any unique risks."

KEY 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Will earbuds ruin my child's hearing?

About 20% of children have (Q1) permanent hearing loss caused mostly by (Q2) exposure to loud noise, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

Still, "listening to music with (Q3) earbuds is not a major cause of hearing loss," says Dr. Robert Dobie, a (Q4) clinical professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Instead, other common exposures to (Q5) loud noise are much more likely to hurt your child's ears, he says.

"A lot more kids lose hearing from (Q6) recreational shooting or hunting than from loud music," Dobie says.

That's not to say earbuds are always (Q7) safe.

Playing music loudly - especially to block out background noise - can (Q8) damage hearing.
If children hear ringing in their ears when they pull out their buds, or if the world sounds a little muffled, that's a sure sign they need to (Q9) turn down the volume.

But as long as the buds stay at a (Q10) reasonable volume, Dobie says, "there's not much evidence that they offer any unique risks."

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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-07-10