How to listen to music with earphone without going deaf?
Digital music players can cause hearing damage. What? Digital music players can cause … Pardon? MP3 MAKE DEAF!!!
What are the risk behaviors?
The important thing, according to Professor Christian Giles, president of JNA is not to listen to music too long, not to listen without interrupting, and especially not to listen too hard.
What is “too strong?” Wonder the young. The regulation imposes a limit on MP3 manufacturers: the maximum cannot exceed 100 decibels.
“However, listen to music at that level for more than 15 to 30 minutes without interruption has high risk. The level of noise to listen causing no risk is 80 decibels, “he said.
According to the professor, the regulation “may be perverse,” because “people think that as a binding law exists, there is no danger.” But “this is wrong,” he insists.
Why are digital players an important risk factor?
First, “this type of device allows full availability, explains the president of the association. It is handy and absolutely no discomfort entourage. ”
Moreover, the specific hazard to MP3 does not come from itself, which has the distinction of being compressed, but the fact that these devices allow a longer uninterrupted listening. With analog players, the constraint of the tape change encourages stopping listening or at least a pause, experts say.
What are the risks?
“Hearing loss caused by MP3, when adopting the risky behavior, is insidious and progressive,” alert the teacher. But the damage can … Read more