Researchers has warned the young people on the base of ringing –ear condition that loud music may be associated with early permanent hearing damage in young people. In a large of numbers people are suffering from permanent hearing diseases due to using by music lead nowadays.
“It’s a growing problem and I think it’s going to get worse,” said Larry Roberts of McMaster University in Canada. My personal view is that there is a major public health challenge coming down the road in terms of difficulties with hearing,” Roberts added.
The researchers interviewed and performed detailed hearing tests on a group of at least 170 students between 11 and 17 years old, learning that almost all of them engage in “risky listening habits” – at parties, clubs and on personal listening devices – and that more than a quarter of them are already experiencing persistent tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears that more typically affects people over 50.
Further testing of the same subjects showed that even though they could still hear as well as their peers, those experiencing tinnitus were more likely to have a significantly reduced tolerance for loud noise, a sign of hidden damage to the nerves that are used in processing sound that can foretell serious hearing impairment later in life.
“The levels of sound exposure that are quite commonplace in our environment, particularly among youth, appear to be sufficient to produce hidden cochlear injuries. The message is, ‘Protect your ears’,” said Roberts.