Contrary to many people’s expectations, members of the baby boom generation are actually retaining their hearing longer than members of older generations.
Despite the introduction of loud concerts and stereo systems during many boomers’ formative years, they still maintain their hearing longer than their parents’ generation.
Why? It may be because the boomers’ parents were more likely to work in noise-heavy industries such as mining or manufacturing. While many boomers attended rock concerts in their youth, their parents are more likely to have been exposed to a high volume of noise over an extended period of time.
Other possible reasons include the improved quality of antibiotics used to treat ear infections.
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