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Hearing Loss in Young Adults from Headphones

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How does hearing loss affect life in general?
Air Date: 9/25/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Monique Hammond, RPh
monique hammond Monique Hammond, industrial consultant on work-related hearing issues, public speaker, community educator, and pharmacist is the author of What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss.
  • Book Title: What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss in Young Adults from Headphones
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.
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