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Teens Go to Great Lengths to Legitimize Ignoring Their Parents

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Teens Go to Great Lengths to Legitimize Ignoring Their Parents


Listen up:  A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that the proportion of teens in the United States with slight hearing loss has increased 30% in the last 15 years, and the number with more noticeable hearing loss has increased 77%.

The suspected primary cause of this trend?  Earbuds.

Uh-oh (writes Candy as she turns off Ludacris and removes the iPhone from her ears).

One in every five teens now has at least a slight hearing loss, which can affect learning, speech perception, social skills development and self-image — as well as really important things, such as the ability to hear low-talkers like Alex McCord on The Real Housewives of New York.

Meanwhile, one in every twenty teens has a more severe loss.

On the bright side, teens now have a valid reason for not listening to their parents.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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