Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Music Causing Hear Loss?



The music keeps getting more louder and louder,but the headphones are the ones that are making it more difficult to listen. Here are the ways you can tell if you are losing your hearing:

  • Ringing,
  • Buzzing,
  • Roaring, or Hissing in your ear.

  In America, Dr. David Levin (an ear specialist) has confirmed that listening to loud music can cause hearing loss. “If you overuse your headphones, if you listen to loud music for an extended period of time, it will cause damage to the inner ear that is unfortunately not reversible.” Dr. Levin says that the hearing loss beings in the ages to 10-25. This has been happening more frequently in our generation.
What Are You Destroying?
When you are listening to your music loudly. You are damaging the hair cells in the back which is not good for you. This can impact you high frequency hearing. This allows you to hear voices and noises. Doctors say once the damage is done it's done.
So, how loud is your music?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.5% of children from the ages six to 19 have suffered permanently damage to their hearing.Doctors in the American Osteopathic Associations say 1 in 5 teens have hearing loss! The rate is 30% higher than it was in the 1980's and 1990's. They believe that this is from the headphones and technology has changed over the years. Dr. Levin says that you can listen to your favorite music, but listen to it on a low volume. So the next time you want to listening to your music and blast it, just remember that you might want to keep your hearing and not go deaf; because once it’s gone it’s gone.