Underestimating Hearing Loss From Loud Music

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Many of those surveyed already have had signs of hearing damage, such as ringing in the ears, after attending a concert or socializing at a nightclub.

A local audiologist says this kind of noise exposure can lead to damage. That damage can build up and turn into permanent hearing loss.

Another risk is wearing headphones to listen to music. If the music is played too loud, it can result in damage. If you are wearing headphones and someone in the room can hear the music, that's too loud.

Experts say you should keep volumes at a comfortable volume and always wear earplugs to protect your ears during concerts or when listening or playing other live music.

Protecting yourself now will prevent permanent hearing loss in the future.