By Woojung Choi |Staff Writer| Hearing loss problems are 30 percent higher among teens today than during the 1970s and 80s, according to Tamara Sacharczyk of Chicopee, MA channel 22 News. Today’s youth in general are more at risk of sustaining hearing loss by listening to loud music. They are aptly labelled the “deaf generation” and portable music players and earbuds contribute to this epidemic, according to Susan Donaldson James of NBC news. “Earlier this year the World Health Organization warned that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss because of personal audio devices, such as smartphones, and damaging levels of sound,” according to James. James added that … [Read more...] about Can you hear me now?