Poll Shows U.S. Hispanic Teens, Adults Report Listening to iPods and Similar...

Poll Shows U.S. Hispanic Teens, Adults Report Listening to iPods and Similar Devices Louder, Longer



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ADVISORY for Wednesday, November 15

WHAT:

PRESS CONFERENCE

To examine potential risk of hearing loss from unsafe use of personal audio technology, national polling, commissioned by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), asked about listening habits, attitudes among different Hispanic age groups in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Leading experts in hearing science and communication disorders will discuss findings of the surveys on U.S. Latinos’ use of today’s biggest selling popular audio technology, such as the iPod, other MP3 players, portable ear telephones, and the pocket PC. Current research and how earbuds or earphones may harm hearing if used improperly will also be addressed, with special implications for the hearing health of children.

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Intercontinental Hotel, Trade Room, 1st Floor, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

SPEAKERS:

— Alex Johnson, PhD, 2006 ASHA President, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

— Brenda Lonsbury-Martin, PhD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

— Brian Fligor, ScD, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

— Natalie Fernandez-Roque, AuD, Miami Hearing and Speech, Miami, FL

— Alina de la Paz, MS, Executive Director, The Center for Bilingual Speech and Language Disorders, Inc., Miami, FL

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 123,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. For more information about noise and hearing loss, go to http://www.asha.org or 1-800-638-Talk.

Poll Shows U.S. Hispanic Teens, Adults Report Listening to iPods and Similar Devices Louder, Longer