Headphones Linked To Deafness In Young People

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For those who love wearing headphones all day, every day, new research suggest it might impact your hearing later in life.

A new study suggests young people who wear headphones for long periods of time could be at risk of going deaf.

Rosbin Syed, an audiologist at Central Middlesex Hospital, in London, spoke to The New York Post saying, “It’s not hard to imagine what prolonged exposure to that noise is going to do. The sort of hearing loss we are treating today would have largely seen in the over 50s, 10 or 20 years ago.

“By the time people come to us the damage has been done. We can only advise on how to prevent further hearing loss.”

Concerts and nightclubs are also a problem with the music hitting 100 decibels, a volume that should only be listened to for maximum 15 minutes.

Researchers suggest people listen to headphones at a maximum 90 minutes a day with the volume never tipping past 80 per cent. They suggest people buy noise cancelling headphones to block out noise that makes users turn the volume up in the first place.

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