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K dijiste? Como? What??

K dijiste? Como? What??

If your parents ever told you that you never listened or you crank the volume for the weekly podcast with Jon and Mariana, a new study may explain why. Children from Hispanic or low-income families are more likely to have hearing loss.

The hearing finding was based on a review of five studies conducted between 1966 and 2007, all of which explored hearing loss among children of various ethnicities from birth through the age of 19.

“Based on the data available in the various studies we looked at, it appears that in the Hispanic population and in low-income homes, there is likely a higher burden of pediatric hearing loss,” said Dr. Donald G. Keamy, lead author of the hearing study and a surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and an instructor in the departments of otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School, according to a HealthDay news article.

Experts say they don’t know why Latinos have a higher rate and that additional studies are needed to confirm the results of this study.

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