Listening to loud music damages your hearing

PUBLISHED: 12:58 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

THE message from a hearing charity is clear – listening to loud music damages your hearing. Again a charity tells us something we already knew, but this message comes with a warning of a hearing loss timebomb which could explode if youngsters of this worl

THE message from a hearing charity is clear - listening to loud music damages your hearing.

Again a charity tells us something we already knew, but this message comes with a warning of a hearing loss timebomb which could explode if youngsters of this world keep blasting their tunes.

Apparently 90 per cent of people suffer with the signs of hearing damage after listening to music, such as dullness of hearing or a ringing in the ears - the same symptoms Brakespeare knows comes with a hangover.

So the RNID, which says it represents nine million deaf people, wants people to buy re-usable earplugs because they apparently reduce the volume of music.

And they want the government to bring in a noise cap.

Gordon Brown, your first task beckons.


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