How can you reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss? Hear It Now has a good, comprehensive list to help you help yourself (and your kids)!
Here’s the best mass-media article on noise-induced hearing loss: Real Simple's spectacular September issue tackles NIHL head on.
Hearing loss is on the rise in young adults. Unless they are warned about the dangers of loud sound, young adults "may be destined to swap out their headphones for hearing aids."