Can You Hear Me Now?

my earHow often days do you listen to music? 31% of people of all ages have hearing loss. 18% of American’s have hearing loss between the ages of 45 through 64. 30% of adults 65 through 74 years old and 47% of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss. The incorrect5 usage of ear buds lead to hearing loss.12.5% of kids between the ages 0f 6 through 19 years of age suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is hitting us now because older music players could only hold one Cd at a time now phones can hold up to 10,000 songs! That’s about 700 hours and now they can go louder and louder because of products like Beats, Bose, Skull Candy. As a teenager I listen to hours of music each day for example I listen to music when I’m doing my homework. But there are safe ways and wrong ways to listen to music. Some good ways are headphones because there not going directly into your ear. Some other good ways are not using headphones or ear buds at all and listening to a speaker which makes the music louder.

Some bad ways of listening to music are using ear buds because there going directly into your ear and if you put them in wrong they cause damage and listening to music to loud also causes damage. You’re hurting yourself every time you put those headphones in your ear. So how do you know you’re having hearing loss due to music? Are you hearing people’s voices clearly? Are you frequently asking people to repeat themselves? Does your family ask you to turn down the television because it is too loud, but you hear the TV at a normal hearing level?

To prevent hearing loss you can use the 60 for 60 rule never turn your music up more than 60 percent and never listen to music more than 60 minutes per day, you could also switch to headphones because they put the sound farther away from your ears. Do not fall asleep with your music on you can cause massive hearing damage doing this. Every time you’re using ear buds you’re straining your ear drums other than headphones. Some symptoms of hearing loss include.

  • Difficulty hearing people.
  • Asking people to repeat themselves.
  • Frustration.
  • Certain sounds seeming overly loud.
  • Having problems hearing in noisy areas.
  • More difficulty understanding people with higher-pitched voices.
  • Problems telling apart certain sounds like “the” or ‘s”.
  • Ringing in your ears.

If you have any of these symptoms you should contact your health care provider


There is no cure for age-related hearing loss for people. But you can improve your hearing everyday by.

  • Hearing aids
  • Telephone amps
  • Sign language
  • Speech reading

Hearing loss should be checked as soon as possible. This helps rule out causes as too much wax in your ear or the side effects of the medicine you take. Contact your health care provider for a hearing test. Hearing loss can lead to deafness and only gets worse slowly. The noises of jet levels can be heard on headphones.

8 thoughts on “Can You Hear Me Now?

  1. I found this article to be very interesting. I never really listen to music on my headphones but for people who do am sure they don’t know the affects of it. The symptoms of hearing loss could be very helpful to people who with the result of listening to music have hearing loss. In conclusion, this article is a very includes information I have never know about hearing loss causes before.

  2. This article is very entertaining. I always listen to music at full volume, but reading this article makes me want to turn it down a bit. After doing more research, I found an interesting article that stated that using sound isolating ear buds are better because you won’t need to have the volume up as loud to hear above everything going on around you.

  3. Hearing loss due to music is from the loud music waves damaging the sensitive hair cells in the ears. Kids as young as six years old are showing signs of hearing loss. Some kids don’t pay attention to the warnings of others about hearing loss because they think medical technology can help them, but they shouldn’t need to have medical help. If they just listened to they’re music on a lower level or using headphones or playing it out loud they would be fine. Studies have shown people who listen to music at 85 decibels for 8 hours tend to have hearing loss

  4. Hearing loss can be caused by many other factors as well as using headphones and listening to music unsafely. Some of the other things that could affect your hearing are, advanced age(getting older), some medications affect people differently and can impair hearing, some illnesses, trauma to the head, and infection. Many people often think that people are just not speaking loud enough. Along with ringing they can experience roaring or hissing. there are also different levels of hearing loss, which are classified into 4 different levels, mild, moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss. Some other treatments could be some surgeries or cochlear implants.

  5. I totally agree with you. It’s true that most of the time I listen to music my volume is above 60 percent, but I also look for more information in other links and I also found that you shouldn’t listen to music if it is above the level 5 of volume for more than 15 minutes when you are wearing headphones or ear buds. Also if you listen to music at loud through speakers, you should sit about 10 feet away from the speakers or even further.
    I really find this topic really interesting and I don’t think a lot of people know about the damage that noise is making to us.

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