by Crystal Phend
iPod users beware. Listening to an MP3 player for even an hour can induce short-term hearing loss, researchers affirmed.
Compared with controls, hearing deterioration among MP3 users was 3.97 to 4.40 times more likely when listening to pop/rock music through earbud headphones at different output levels, found Hannah Keppler, MS, of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium, and colleagues.
Listening to an iPod with over-the-ear headphones also boosted the odds of …