According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 50 percent of young adults are exposed to potentially unsafe levels from their personal audio devices
Research has shown that listening to music at a high level (in a car, your home, or a concert) can cause some hearing problems. However, nowadays headphones are designed to go inside of your ear, bringing the music closer to your eardrum.
In fact, according to the American Osteopathic Association, one in five teens has some sort of hearing loss, which is a 30 percent higher rate than it was in the 1980s and 1990s.
Even though music has been shown to help relieve stress and enhance your mood, you may want to consider listening to it at a reasonable volume in your headphones.
What can be done to stem that damage?
Monique Hammond, RPh, shares how your headphones can contribute to hearing loss.