Stephanie Allen, a hearing specialist at Loyola, talks about how more and more younger people are showing signs of hearing loss. Unfortunately, they have had their music cranked up for years. The effect is permanent hearing loss.
To protect your hearing, have the volume at a comfortable level; if the person next to you can hear your music despite the ear buds, then it is too loud. Another tip is to take hearing breaks. Don't turn up the volume if there is a loud noise nearby. Instead, try getting some customized earplugs that fit on the ear buds. This will cut down on ambient noise.
Also, don't use earphones that can exceed 85 decibels. This way you won't be tempted to turn it up. This is very important for ear phones used by children.
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