Rohan has always been fond of music. In his school days he used to play guitar during fests. Once he finished his school he joined as a DJ in a local club. His family was not happy with his decision since they wanted him to study further, but Rohan didn’t pay any heed. He wanted to become a music composer. Days passed and finally he managed to get an opportunity to go to Mumbai. One day while he was preparing to present his composition he felt a ringing tone in his ear. It was very disturbing. He could not perform . He went to an ENT(Ear, Nose & Tongue) specialist, and the doctor identified that the nerves in his ears were not responding. Continuous exposure to loud music while DJ-ing in pub had affected his hearing. His dreams are shattered. He will never be able to play music again.
Many people like listening to music, but loud music can affect your listening ability and can also make you deaf. In a recent research in America, it has been found that people who continuously listen to music on their ipod have weak nerves in their ears, and over a period of time they can become deaf.
In a study of people in the age group of 16-24 years who listen to music, using an earphone, for more than 21 hours in a week, one third of these people hear a ringing tone all the time. This is an early sign of an ear problem.
As per the experts, any sound above 105 decibel can make a person deaf. A normal mp3 player can go up to 120 decibel. One can imagine the adverse effect on a person listening to his favourite songs on high volume on his mp3 player over a prolonged period of time.
A young person who listens to music daily for 8-10 hours will have ear problems by the age of 35 and can be deaf by the age of 46 years.
As per the experts, when we watch television or listen to Radio at home the volume is usually between 60-75 decibel. But when you used headphones to listen to music then the volume is usually 85-90 decibel and this affects the listening ability after a period of time.
Many young people find it COOL to play music on high volume, but they do not realize that this not only disturbs others, but can also harm them in the long run.