How loud music affects hearing sensitivity - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/21/10

How loud music affects hearing sensitivity

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Lubbock,TX (KCBD)- Cranking up the tunes on your mp3 player could temporarily damage your hearing. A study of over twenty adults in Belgium looked at the effects of listening to an mp3 player for an hour. The participants heard music at various volumes, using two different types of headphones, over a six study sessions.

Researchers found hearing sensitivity was significantly decreased in the group that listened to louder music, when compared to their hearing before the study session began. Experts say the study points to the need for more research looking at the long-term effects of recreational noise.

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