How 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.
- 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.