Unfortunately, many people are completely unaware of the damage that is being caused and fail to go many years before wearing adequate hearing protection.
I recently spoke on air to explain the dangers of loud music and how you can practice safe listening. You can listen to the recording below or continue to find out more.
What Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?
Noise induced hearing loss occurs when the structures inside your ears are damaged.
In some cases, it can be short term such as a temporary threshold shift, which results in hearing loss. Over time, your hearing may revert to normal.
You may have also experienced a ringing sensation in your ears, which is a result of exposure to loud noise.
This is a sign that you have done significant damage to your hearing, and you should schedule a hearing assessment with an expert to assess the next steps.
Headphones And Hearing Loss
As of today, more than 1 billion people ages 12 to 35 are at risk of permanent hearing loss due to listening to music too loud.
With technology and sound systems continuing to improve, most people are connected to a smartphone on a regular basis.
That said, education is essential, as noise-induced hearing loss — in most cases — is completely avoidable.
Currently, iPhone has a volume feature that warns users of appropriate listening levels. However, a general rule is to listen to music at 85dB – this is around 60% of its maximum volume.
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