Reduce your risk of hearing loss from ear buds and music players

However, according a recent report from the World Health Organization, half of people between the ages of 12 and 35 are exposed to unsafe sound levels from their personal music players like this Ipod.

 Ipods and other personal music players are all the rage today—you can’t walk down the street or board a bus or train without seeing several people who wear them.

What’s more, as these people age and continue to use their ear buds, their risk for hearing loss will continue, creating a potential epidemic of hearing loss among today’s younger generations.

Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of hearing loss from the use of hearing devices:

  1. You can use an over-the-ear headphone with soft padding. 
  2. When you do listen, use your Ipod or music player at 60 percent volume for only 60 minutes per day.

Everyone loves music but if you don’t care for your hearing, you’ll be singing the blues!

If you think you need a hearing exam, call us at 630.752.9505 to make an appointment.

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