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Young People With Old Ears (earphone safety)

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    If you're one of those people who spends all day listening to music with headphones firmly in place, you may be screwing up your hearing.

    [Full article @ Wired]
  2. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Jan 16, 2005
    we have to shove the earphones in there further as our hearing is already blasted from dance clubs, which our elders never had the joy of experiencing themselves :)

    and to shut out all the doddery old people who talk to loud, interrupting our music enjoyment !!

    seriously, throughout time just living has damaged our hearing. from road crews equipment, ambulance sirens going off as we walk the pavement, firing weaponry in the military (and so many countries still have conscription), bad employers not supplying ear defence where machinery runs over 80 decibels.

    but people do have to think carefully about inner earphones and volume levels or when you are old yourselves you will experience problems in conversations and enjoying media entertainment. (although maybe then we'll see some nifty hearing aids!)

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