Teenage hearing loss skyrockets due to MP3 players

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Teenage hearing loss skyrockets due to MP3 players.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/08/cqYONs.jpg[/newsimage]U.S. teenagers with serious hearing issues continue to increase as there was a reported one-third rise over the past 20 years, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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#2

Eh? Whad ya say???


#3

Guess the music player manufactures will become the new tobacco companies to be sued at will for something that been know for the past couple of years but will anyone take notice?? Of course not. It’s all about looking cool with your earbuds pushed in and the volume wound up…


#4

Back in the 70s and 80s, they said the exact same thing would happen from playing loud rock music on stereos.


#5

I have tinnitus, but it’s not from my MP3 player…it’s from working around industrial machines all day!


#6

There is a new danger here for young people… MP3 players concentrate most of the compressed audio into the High Frequency band (the kind of mp3s you find at low bitrates netting you more audio per megabyte). Playing these at very loud volumes can cause hearing damage… which is the going theory at the moment because alot of the hearing loss is at high-tone frequencies-- and for some reason especially in developing youth are easier to deaden those nerve receptors at an earlier and earlier age. Not enough studies have been done on the 1999ish generation to track the hearing loss they only compared a 1988 and 2008 study showing an uptick in hearing impared youth (at high frequencies). Of note, if you want to be a performance artist (who plays a wind/string/percussion instrument) at a high caliber, you need to protect your hearing…


#7

Sue the RIAA. They make the bullets *laughs


#8

I’ve got a bit of tinnitus but it was from a few concerts that were too loud.

as for my portable media player, i started using IEM’s. I found earbuds and what not need to be turn up louder so you can hear it above the noises around you. My IEM’s block out alot of the surrounding sound, which means I don’t need to turn them up nearly as high…


#9

I found earbuds and what not need to be turn up louder so you can hear it above the noises around you. My IEM’s block out alot of the surrounding sound, which means I don’t need to turn them up nearly as high…

agreed. my headphones, once i put them on, typically block out a moderate amount of noise around me which helps keep volume lower.

p.s. i never liked those ear bud things anyways as i always liked headphones that covered your ears.