Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Headphones & Hearing Loss

Please, no more Rolling Stones!

Researchers fear the growing popularity of portable music players and other items that attach directly to the ears - including cell phones - is contributing to hearing loss in younger people.

Increasingly, Robert Novak, director of clinical education in audiology at Purdue University in Indiana, says he's seeing too many young people with "older ears on younger bodies" - a trend that's been building since the portable Walkman made its debut a few decades back.

This should force a reexamination of the experimental program of musical therapy to improve the care of newborns which began 2 years ago at the 1st Private Hospital in Kosice-Saca.


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cary said...

Eh? Can't hear you, sonny, speak up!

I've been warned about hearing loss by my parents as long as I can remember - the rule was no music so loud they could hear it over your headphones - and they limited the time we were allowed to listen.

Then, macho me, failed to use hearing protection whilst serving in the Corps and shooting privately, also... now my hearing is still medically good, but only if there is no background static to override what you are saying.

cube said...

dan: who hides in anonymity, go to blogger hell!

cube said...

cary: sorry to hear that (no pun intended). Hearing protection is imperative when shooting. They make some excellent ones nowadays that only block the loud bangs, but not people speaking.

The Bombshell said...

I believe it... I'm nearly DEAF!

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cube said...

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