Studies have shown that more than 1 billion people are at risk of hearing loss.
A scientific study revealed that more than 1 billion people are at risk of hearing loss.
In the research published in BMJ Global Health, scientists underlined that the use of headphones causes hearing loss in young individuals, and announced that many people will lose their hearing in the future.
LOUD SOUND DAMAGE THE EAR
According to the news in NTV, the researchers underlined that listening to music with headphones and being exposed to loud noise at concerts can cause hearing loss at an early age, and revealed that individuals between the ages of 12-34 use headphones in a way that is harmful to health.
University of South Carolina researcher Lauran Dillard stated that loud sound damages sensory cells and threatens the functioning of the ear. Dillard, who said that if exposure to loud noise continues, permanent damage to the ear occurs, suggested that the individual may experience hearing loss.
Experts stated that the loudness of the music listened to on a smart phone with headphones can reach 105 decibels, and that the average sound level in concert venues is between 104 and 112 decibels.
It is underlined that a safe music listening policy should be established for hearing health and the sound should be kept at a safe level for human health.
WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT HEARING LOSS?
Researchers believe that some precautions should be taken instead of eliminating the use of headphones altogether.
Stating that tinnitus is an important sign that the music level is too high, experts state that some phones have features to adjust the volume.
He states that reducing listening time and turning down the volume are the best measures to prevent hearing loss.