IPod, you hear

    This week is Buds In The Schools Week in several Philadelphia schools.


    Philadelphia is joining a national push to teach kids how to listen to music on headphones and ear buds without damaging their hearing. There will be concerts at six Philadelphia schools aimed at getting the word out about rising trends in hearing loss related to this practice.


    Studies show kids are over using iPods and similar devices, which can contribute to hearing loss. And right now nearly 20 percent of adolescents experience hearing loss. That’s 5 percent over the rates of the last 15 years.

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    The concerts will feature jazz and world music artist Oran Etkin and 2009 GRAMMY nominee and Parents’ Choice Awardee Brady Rymer.



    Buds In The Schools Week Concert Schedule:

    Tuesday, November 16

    10:00 a.m.

    John Hancock School

    3700 Morrell Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA 19114

    (215) 281-2604


    Tuesday, November 16

    1:00 p.m.

    Stephen Decatur School

    3500 Academy Road

    Philadelphia, PA 19154

    (215) 281-2606


    Wednesday, November 17

    10:00 a.m.

    Andrew Jackson School

    1213 South 12th Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    (215) 952-6223


    Wednesday, November 17

    1:00 p.m.

    Alexander Adaire School

    1300 East Palmer Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    (215) 291-4712‎


    Thursday, November 18

    10:00 a.m.

    Blakenburg School

    4600 West Girard Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    (215) 581-5505


    Thursday, November 18

    1:00 p.m.

    Leidy School

    1300 Belmont Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    (215) 581-5500

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