Information about hearing damage
Your hearing is vulnerable and sometimes it needs to be protected. Hearing damage is caused by excessive exposure to noise or by certain diseases. A beeping sound in your ears caused by loud music or other loud noise can be prevented if you protect your ears properly.
This video clip shows how hearing damage is caused:
A few facts about hearing damage:
- Hearing damage is irreparable
- Each year tens of thousands of young people suffer hearing damage by listening to excessively loud music
- The majority of professional musicians suffer from hearing damage
- Impaired hearing results in serious social and medical problems
How long can you be exposed to loud music?
An increase of 3 dB doubles the noise load and thus halves the maximum exposure time! The graph below gives you an indication of the maximum exposure time.