Thursday, April 26, 2007

Will Our Kids Be Deaf at 20?

This morning as I was listening to my Bible, otherwise known as NPR Morning Edition, I heard a segement called "Kids' Use of Earbuds Worries Hearing Experts" about how kids are seriously damaging their hearing by listening to their MP3 players at decibel levels equivalent to chainsaws.

I need to start addressing this issue in my classes. Honestly, I haven't even started the process. But on the more laughable side, there's a rap you can listen to called "Turn It To The Left" that Ben Jackson performs for the kids about hearing loss. It's so awesome in its lameness the kids must love it. Give a listen on the NPR page link above. It'll make your day.

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