Thursday, February 26, 2009

Be Kind To Your Eardrums

The research has been conducted. Ok, so I didn`t blast music into my ears until they started ringing, that would just be silly. Instead, I found a researcher who has done the work for me.

Noise that exceeds 85 decibels has the potential to cause hearing damage over a prolonged period. Conversation noise level usually ranges from 55-60 decibels (unless you are my Italian best friend). Too-loud noise can be difficult to determine for two reasons.

1. Loud noise is more tolerable in the form of music

2. People have the tendency of gradually turning music louder and louder, which allows the ear to adjust to this excessively loud noise.

If this has been enough to scare you, or you`re just in the market for some eardrum saving headphones, check out these suckers.

If you are interested, read the whole article:

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