A doctor looking into a young boy's ear to check his hearing

Med’s Viral Tejani says younger people are vulnerable to hearing loss because of personal listening devices

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Verywell HealthViral Tejani, an audiologist and assistant professor at the School of Medicine, said younger people are particularly vulnerable to hearing loss because of their frequent use of personal listening devices, such as smartphones, headphones and speakers. “There is a temporary decline in hearing that recovers,” Tejani said. “However, this recovery isn’t really a true recovery.”