Limit the Usage of MUSIC PLAYERS


Old models of Apple IPod Nano and shuffle
Old models of Apple IPod Nano and shuffle
(still working and in good condition)

More and more people are aware of the health hazards accompanied by exposure to loud music like playing personal MP3 players at maximum level. The risk is of course, vulnerability to music-induced hearing loss. A study reveals that listening to loud music through earphones at least an hour a day consistently for a period of 5 years can cause permanent ear damage.

Although listening to music has been a great pleasure to many yet they seem to disregard the realities of inflicting damage to their health. If young people keep using their Ipods or personal music players for longer time and at high volume levels, they can develop a condition called "tinnitus" which involves hearing a ringing sound inside the ear.

Manufacturers of these gadgets should consider such negative effects to customer and make them aware of the dangers by printing clear warnings on packaging and linking volume controls to decibel levels. While the end users should do their part of protecting themselves from the risk.

35 comments:

  1. I agree with your observation. a warning sign should be printed...but then again, it's also the responsibility of the end users to protect their ears.

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  2. I agree some people even play music players so loud while using earphones. Music player should be used not so often and used a controlled tone.

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  3. How I wish I have those gadgets :-( I love listening to music especially love songs :-) Great tips :-)

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  4. I already have a ruptured eardrum ;( but not from listening loud music. actually my ears now are sensitive I don't like anything loud.

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  5. uh-oh.. i think i hear that ringing sound... is it like the sound of "tiiiiiiiiinnnnggggg" like that if you strike a triangle?

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  6. Good post. Not only that, always having those earphones on can make the user oblivious to his surroundings and prone to accidents or being targeted by criminals.

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  7. I prefer listening to music in the comfort of my room using loudspeakers to minimize the risk of damaging my eardrums.

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  8. Mostly teenagers love to play loud music and they are fond of using music players. I agree that regular listening to loud music may cause ear damage. We should guide them on proper use of the earphones and care their eardrums.

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  9. Ooh, this is scary. Good thing I seldom use earphones with super high volume. Must warn my brother who's totally into music!

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  11. I notice a lot of commuters in earphones, sometimes they play music much louder than the speaker inside the public utility vehicle and they seemed to be careless about their behavior.

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  12. how can i limit my usage if i want the music

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  13. I don't like using earphones on my ears.

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  14. Oh MY! Didn't know the hazards to this. I was actually, at some point, lulling myself to sleep by leaving my earphones on overnight Thank goodness I've stopped before incurring any damages to my ears. :/

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  15. i have not been listeing music using earphones lately. i used to when going to work. good thing it's been almost 2 years since i've done it.

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  16. yup, i agree, too loud may damage the sensitive parts of your ears. you can still listen using headphones but at a minimal volume. Yahweh bless.

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  17. wuhuhu I am guilty and to tell you the truth I am wired whenever I jogged

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  18. ear plug to listen music is really not advisable foe a long time .i can damage yuor ear. I don't like it and good thing, my son also is not a fan of earphones.

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  19. ohmygosh! i used my ipod for almost a day.. during breaktime and pag ngcocommute.. natakot ako bg;a

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  20. The manufacturers should integrate volume buffering system for these music gadgets.

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  21. isa rin ako sa mga malalakas magpatugtog, napapnsin ko na rin na mahina pandinig ko...,

    salamt sa pag-share

    :)

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  22. i always have earphones with me whenever im out but i hate loud music..

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  23. True? Oh my. I love music. Gusto ko malakas at solo. Hahaha. But thanks for sharing this. Atleast, we know what to do na to prevent hearing loss.

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  24. Your post reminded me to stay low on using my iPod.. I'm an iPod addict since i used it when I'm in the gym and I go to gym almost 5 times a week.

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  25. Good post. More people should limit the usage of music players IMO. Sometimes, it can be alienating.

    I was seated at an event once, and the person I was seated with is drowning herself in her ipod. I was there, looking around with no one to talk to.

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  26. This is true. Too much use of this gadget causes hearing loss.

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  27. I agree! Too much of using these gadgets have disadvantages! Thanks for reminding us. =)

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  28. As a rule of thumb, anything too much is really not recommended...thanks for the reminder!

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  29. Most of the time, end users don't have any idea of the health hazards that it brought.

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  30. I agree. too much of everything is nothing and not good for the health also.

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  31. Too much of everything may damage to whole thing. That is why everything must be in moderation

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  32. Ohnoe. I play loud music pa naman minsan. I guess I have to tone down my volume na.

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  33. I try to limit the volume when I'm listening to music, but sometimes it's too noisy in the background. I just give up and turn it off :))

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  34. I couldn't agree more.. not a fan of loud music myself!

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