While the EDM bass is orgasmic, it could cause your ears irreparable damage over time. It seems that all those warnings about listening to loud music and turning deaf may be true after all. People who regularly listen to loud music at a high volume through their earphones are at risk of developing noise-induced-hearing loss.
Studies show that constant exposure to loud music or sounds can cause serious harm to your hearing. A study conducted on musicians at Sweden’s concert hall revealed that noise-induced hearing loss is indeed a possibility. Almost 42% of the musicians in the orchestra at the time suffered from hearing loss as compared to other people of their ages not exposed to loud music. A recent Hear the World report also indicated that people all over the world now listen to music on their MP3 players at a level that’s fifty percent louder than what is acceptable. Other similar studies have proved identical results – loud music irrespective of the type – can cause deafness. Noise induced hearing loss is avoidable through prevention, early diagnoses, and management.
What Happens When You Listen To Loud Music
The human ear is nothing less than a work of art. Its intricate structure creates a delicate balance between external stimuli and internal interpretation and results in hearing. A healthy ear has a thin layer of tiny hair cells that line the inner ear. These hair cells are responsible for changing sound into electronic signals that are transported to the brain via nerves. The brain then interprets these signals as different sounds. However, loud sounds can flatten these hair cells permanently and affect your hearing. While the damage is never instantaneous, over a period of months or even years, you could end up deaf simply due to listening to loud music.
How Loud is too Loud?
Have you felt that all sounds appear dull or muffled after taking your headphones off? Well that’s your ears warning you to treat them better. If you can’t hear someone next to you talking or you can’t speak without shouting over the music, then it’s probably too loud. Normal conversation is about 60 decibels. Additionally, if your ears start ringing, clicking, buzzing or throbbing, its time to turn down the volume.
Tips to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss