We love blogging about interesting new topics and this one certainly caught our attention. The headline read, “A billion at risk for hearing loss from exposure to loud music.” Yes, you read that right. According to a recent blog on CNN.com more than one billion teens and young adults are at risk of losing their hearing. The World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the listening habits of 12 to 35 year olds in wealthier countries, and they found that almost 50 percent of those studied listened to “unsafe sound levels on personal audio devices.” It went on to say about 40 percent are “exposed to damaging levels of music and noise at entertainment venues.”
It is also fairly easy to damage your hearing at a sports bar or nightclub. According to the WHO, “exposure to noise levels of 100 dB, which is typical in such venues, is safe for no more than 15 minutes.”
Another fact? Once you lose it, you cannot get it back! Just ask Rapper Plan B and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin who suffer from tinnitus, which is a “hearing loss that causes a permanent and irritating ringing in the ears.”
Our advice? Think before you say “turn it up,” and instead reach for a refreshing bottle of Fontis Water … with some very soft music playing in the background. And while relaxing, check out the complete article.