The link between Sex, Media, & Teens has been an area of concern for some time now. The prevalence of sex in mainstream media has lead many researchers to study the effects on impressionable adolescents. A number of studies have indicated that there is a link between exposure to sex in the media and the early onset of sexual activity among teens. However, a recently released study by Temple psychologist Laurence Steinberg questions these findings.
The prevalence of hearing loss among US adolescents has risen by about 30% from 1988 – 1994 as compared to 2005 – 2006, according to the results of 2 nationally representative surveys reported in the August 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
These cross-sectional analyses used US representative demographic and audiometric data from 2928 participants 12 to 19 years of age. In 1988 – 1994, the prevalence of any hearing loss was 14.9%. This number rose significantly by 31% to 19.5% in 2005 – 2006.