Noise-induced hearing loss

Friday, March 7, 2014

By: Betsy Hansen

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Are you worried your children’s music is too loud? Have you attempted to set limits on their iPods?


Using certain kinds of headphones, you can make the volume as loud as you want. Many popular brands allow users to turn volume up to 105 decibels. 105 decibels is similar to the noise created by a chainsaw or tractor – and can cause hearing loss.


“If you listen to music at 105 decibels for 15 minutes, you are at risk of hearing loss,” said BayCare Clinic Audiologist Dr. Andrea Federman.


Dr. Federman discussed alternatives for safe listening in the video below.


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