The Dangers Of Listening To High Volume Music


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Hearing loss is more common than ever before.

Doctors said, 16% of American adults have an impaired ability to hear speech.

In addition, more than 30% percent of Americans over the age of twenty falls in this category.

Walking to class or just around the office with headphones in your ears.

Doctors believe that's the start of losing your hearing.

"When we do a hearing test we measure frequency by frequency, the level at which you can barely hear that frequency, and we refer to that as a threshold,” said Jay Lloyd, St. Luke's.

"If you're wearing headphones and talking and listening to your music and have to raise your voice to communicate with someone, then indeed it's too loud in the headset for you and it should be reduced down,” said Lloyd.

Dr. Lloyd said, people who continue to keep the volume high, there is a chance your hearing will get worst.

However, the aging process also has an effect on hearing.

The Lions Club in Twin Falls offers free hearing screenings for local schools.

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