Tips to Protect Your Ears From Headphone-Related Hearing Loss
posted by The Live Better Team | May 8, 2019
There are certain types of headphones that can help prevent hearing loss. One type is noise-canceling headphones. Noise-canceling headphones are useful because they block out background sounds, making it unlikely that people will turn up the volume to better hear their music, and therefore protecting their hearing.
If you plan on going to a concert (or if your career includes being a musician, sound crew member, or working at a nightclub), make sure to use earplugs. Most concert music levels range between 100 and 120 decibels. Around 110 decibels, hearing loss can occur only after two minutes. Earplugs are a good option for those who are frequently exposed to loud music, or even those who are going to a concert for the first time.
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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.