Those little ear bud speakers are making our teens deaf and they don’t even know it’s happening. Listening to loud music can cause permanent hearing loss over a sustained period of time Medical Health reports. When I was in a band (back in my high school days,) we played at a school dance. The lead guitarist in the band was told to crank up the volume on his amplifier and he did. By the end of the night I experienced a ringing in my left ear that wouldn’t go away. It just so happened that the following week my school was doing hearing tests. As I sat there having this test done ,I couldn’t hear a thing out of my left ear other than this high pitch ringing. I was told to come back in a couple weeks when the ringing hangover stopped. When I went back for my second hearing test. It showed I had some permanent hearing loss. Not good thing for a music major. A few years later I went to work in a factory that had very loud running machines. More tests, more lost hearing that would never come back because of the constant loud noise. I then started to wear ear protection but the damage was done. I then figured out why my fellow factory workers would talk very loud. They also had hearing loss. You can imagine what it sounded like in the quiet lunch room with 50 people talking extremely loud. My advise to all the teens that listen to music that is ear piercing loud is, not do it if you want to hear everything around you and not have to scream when talking because of your hearing loss. I am probably going too have to wear hearing aids in the future and still shout when I think I’m talking normal.
Erica Hill spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about a new study that says one in five teens suffer hearing loss.
I use to love my music loud. Now it gives me a headache.
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