Limit Music Listening To An Hour A Day, Says World Health Organization

February 27, 2015 9:17 PM

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Limit Music Listening To An Hour A Day, Says World Health Organization

Are you listening to music on your phone or mp3 player right now?If so, have you for more than an hour? It’s time to take the ear buds out if you want to save your hearing, the World Health Organization said Friday. Too many people around the globe are listening to music for too long and at too loud of volumes, the agency said in a report. WHO recommends headphone users limit their listening to about an hour a day, which could be a tall order for music-lovers out there.

More and more people ages 12-25 are suffering from hearing loss now than in years past, according to WHO. Over 43 million people in that age group now have some sort of permanent damage to their hearing. A person who listens to music on headphones at a volume of 95 decibels, or roughly the volume of...

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