The Sydney Morning Herald reports that headphone use causes hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink is not surprised, as most volume limiting headphones still deliver a damaging 85 decibels.
Photo credit: Aeveraal licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Consumers want relevant information about products they buy, and warning labels work. That’s the message inherent in this New York Times report on food warning labels for salt, fat, sugar, and calories in Chile. Chile has one of the
Photo credit: bruce mars from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In this article from the Cleveland Clinic, Sandra Sandridge, PhD, Director of Clinical Services in Audiology, offers advice on protecting hearing when using ear buds or headphones to listen to music. She first notes that hearing loss is 100% preventable, and this
More evidence that headphone use causes hearing loss, not that more evidence is needed. Do yourself and your family a favor and put the headphones away.
85 decibel headphones aren't safe for children. The UK has recognized the danger of advertising headphones limited to 85 dBA as safe for children’s ears when they are not safe. When will the U.S. do something to protect children’s hearing?