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Hearing loss due to iPods: according to a 2010 study published in the journal of the American Medical Association,hearing loss in U.S adolescents increased by about 30 per cent between 1998 and 2006.

Young people are more likely to play music louder and for longer periods of time. Research shows that 76% of people listen to music at levels above 85 decibels. Exposure to noise of over 80 decibels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. This is classed as noise induced hearing loss, which is different from the deafness that can occur naturally in old age, If your hearing is affected at work you can make a hearing loss claim for compensation but most young people have nowhere to turn as they are damaging  their own hearing.

At maximum volume, an iPods reaches about 103 decibels , which can cause permanent hearing loss in a matter of minutes while listening through ear buds. In-ear headphones,like the ear bud that come with an iPod, send loud music straight into your ear and directly towards sensitive cells.

Noise-amplifying headphones, such as the kind DJ's might use in clubs to hear over background club music, can produce louder sounds and take less time to cause irreversible damage. Just 15 minutes of listening at 100 db can be harmful, according to the NIH. 

Preventing hearing loss:  By following these simple steps, you can enjoy listening to music while avoiding harmful listening habits that can lead to permanent hearing loss.

* switch to headphones: whiles listening too loudly and for extended period of time is bad for your health, headphones better isolate the background noise, thus enabling you to listen at a lower volume.    

*listen at volumes lower than 85 decibels because anything higher can cause damage.

*Take a break:listening to extended period of time can impair your hearing.

*Try the 60/60 rule:never turn your volume past 60 percent and only listen to music with ear buds for a maximum of 60 minutes per day.  



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