The Price of Listening to Live Music - Hearing Impairment and Loss
So you just love to listen to live music, whether it be at a live concert or in a pub or nightclub, but what price is your hearing paying for all of this noise? Every day, people from around the world are becoming more aware of the extreme negative affects to ones hearing for simply listening to loud music.
If you enjoy doing any of the above, then you'll want to know to what extent you could be damaging your hearing and you'll also want to learn about the increasingly popular ways to avoid future hearing problems that arise from listening to live music.
Typically Common Problems Associated with Listening to Live Music
Listening to live music has been linked to both hearing impairment and hearing loss. They call this "noise-induced hearing loss" or NHL. There are two types of noise-induced hearing loss and they are as follows:
- Gradual: A gradual development of NHL is caused by repeated over exposure to loud noises over a long period of time. This type of NHL can not only be caused by listening to live music, but also by home stereos, car stereos, ipods, the workplace noise levels, etc. This type of exposure can eventually lead to a permanent loss in ones hearing ability.
- Acoustic: Hearing loss from acoustic trauma is when there is permanent hearing loss from a one time event, such as a loud explosion, a loud drum, gunfire, firecrackers, etc.
How to Prevent NHL
NHL is highly preventable by protecting your hearing with the use of ear protection. Many people are embarrassed to use ear protection, but did you know that the use of high fidelity earplugs is becoming increasingly popular worldwide?
More and more people everywhere are realizing the potential dangers that they are putting themselves at risk with and would much rather protect their hearing than care what people think about them, while doing so. Even celebrities have jumped in on the action of protecting their hearing with high fidelity earplugs.
Here's a list of some famous faces that use earplugs to protect their hearing:
- Chris Martin of the British band Coldplay - not only does he wear earplugs but he is now a voice to the world in the Campaign for Your Hearing to encourage other musicians, as well as fans to protect their hearing.
- rapper Plan B
- Gary Numan
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Prince Charles
- Britney Spears
- Robert Pattinson
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Mel Gibson and many more!
Avoid hearing loss and impairment tomorrow by protecting your hearing today with this positive and useful new trend. You can still enjoy your favorite live concerts, live bands in nightclubs or pubs, etc., while protecting your hearing at the same time.
Don't worry about what other people think. Know that you are doing the right thing and encourage others do do the same. Be a leader, not a follower. Lead by being a positive example and look cool while doing so...
Automatic Volume Limiting earphones and headphones
Kids are especially vulnerable to noise induced hearing loss as many are continuously plugged into ipods. The solution are Earphones and Headphones with automatic volume limiting controls that control the volume kids can set ipods to a safe level.