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Listening to extremely loud music has obvious side effects over time such as the loss of hearing but a new study published in the journal Pediatrics claims that young adults who listen to digital music players with ear buds and high volumes are twice as likely to smoke pot. Researchers examined 944 low-income students at two vocations schools in the Netherlands, the students were aged 15 to 25 with an average age of 19.
According to the study risky music was defined as anything at or above 89 dBA for at least one hour per day. The study does not claim that listening to loud music causes risky behavior, rather than the two events are linked to one another in some manner. James Johnson James is a new media professional with more than half a decade worth of experience in the online writing space. Here at fortytwotimes we write about life as we know it, from science through to tech, lifestyle, entertainment and travel, and we aim to deliver a good read. A potentially permanent hearing loss that affects tens of millions of patients, especially those who are exposed daily to high noise levels. Frequent and long duration of exposure to loud sounds such as in industry, loud music, power tools, lawn mowers or firearms.
Minimize exposure to loud sounds, such as reducing the volume when listening to television or music . Pete Townshend from the Who played concerts as loud as 126 decibels.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends protecting our ears when exposed to noise 85 decibels or louder.
Known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. Pete Townshend suffers from partial deafness and tinnitus believed to be the result of noise-induced hearing loss from his extensive exposure to loud music. Hearing Loss Tips For Those Who Have It and Those Who Don’tHearing Loss Tips for those who have it and those who don't. Beautiful PhotographsWishing you had a supply of beautiful photographs and images for the holidays? If you think those fancy earphones are your safe haven from the noise as you make way through the traffic jams and ride through the Metro, you are in for a shock.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, hearing impairment is on the rise in India, and one out of every 12 people is a victim.
The study also finds that listening to loud music at dance clubs and concerts leads to a six times increase of binge drinking. His career with The Who spans more than 40 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s. With high end music devices which have long lasting batteries out in the market, people are struck to their music players for long periods of time, which is very dangerous and can lead to anything from mild to almost partial hearing loss. Nearly 6.3 per cent of the Indian population suffers from progressive and acute hearing loss. But we might just need a re-think on this habit, as new research shows that drowning ourselves too much into them can numb our eardrums for life. The country is already grappling with the problem of hearing loss, a physical disability disrupting many lives. So doctors advise that lifestyle related hearing impairment, which is the new fear, is atleast avoidable.
Hearing loss, from mild to partial due to excessive usage of music gadgets is on the increase, especially in youngsters.
While it's a known fact that people go deaf during a bomb blast in their proximity, the way hearing loss from exposure to loud noise over a period of time creeps into you is a little know fact, which has been brought out by latest research. OLD EARS IN YOUNG BODIES Gone are the times when hearing loss was just associated with the older generation. Now hearing loss is increasingly becoming a problem of the young and energetic as well, due to lifestyle habits like excess use of earphones and continual exposure to loud music.
It doesn't happen overnight and there are trouble signs but most people tend to ignore them,' says Dr Dhirender Singh, ENT specialist, Rockland hospital.
Rock fans or melody lovers, most of them can easily relate to that sensation of ringing ears and dullness in hearing that follows when you listen to high levels of music.
But very few are aware that these damages are irreversible, and each time they occur, there can be permanent hearing loss.

This becomes permanent by the time they reach their 40s,' says Dr JM Hans, head, ENT, BLK Hospital.
Recently the ENT department of a city hospital got the case of three trainee pilots who got rejected because of their mild hearing loss resulting from being hooked onto loud music since their childhood.
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH The risk of permanent hearing loss goes up with just five minutes of exposure a day to music at full volume, says latest research. If you are trying to drown the traffic noise with your earphones, then you listen to music anywhere between 80 decibel and above, which hits dangerous decibel levels.
You can utmost listen to music for 90 minutes a day at not more than 60 per cent of the volume.
But you also need to take into consideration that different brands have different decibel levels.
Buy good quality earphones but make sure that you listen to them on a reasonable volume and cut down excessive usage,' says city based ENT specialist Shomeshwar Singh. There is nothing that you can do to regain the hearing power that you have lost but you can halt the deterioration. PREVENT IT IN TIME One good aspect about hearing loss problem is that people seek help early as it disrupts their daily life, say doctors.
While the bad news is that most cases of hearing loss are irreversible, the good news is that these are easily preventable with the optimum use of these gadgets. So, don't be hooked on to these gadgets forever, instead break free from them often to ensure that you don't face any interruption with your music sessions by damaging your hearing power forever.

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