For the ‘iPod’ generation, potential hearing loss complications are becoming a legitimate concern. In fact, recently the New York City Mayor announced a new health campaign for area residents as one focused on building awareness and action for headphone wearers to turn down the volume. While some have reacted skeptically, this couldn’t be more important of a message. Today’s music players are not only projecting the sound closer to the ear drum with ear bud headphones, but people are also spending more time listening to music at high volumes. Both which can have an impact on the development of hearing loss.
This cautionary message does not just apply to the younger generations. Frequent mp3 player usage at high noise levels is also taking place with the baby-boomer generation as well. In order to prevent the damaging effects on one’s hearing from overexposure to loud music listening more and more people need to be made aware. By building awareness, just as Mayor Bloomberg has decided to do, it can reach millions of people in time to get them to turn down the volume and listen carefully. We at Chicagoland Audibel Hearing Aid Centers strongly support this cause to not listen up but listen carefully. If you or a loved one would like more information on preventing or treating hearing loss please Contact Us today.