Crack hard times for our ears! Every fourth young person in Germany is in danger of hearing loss. In the EU as a whole, the number is between 2.5 and 10 million people. The reason: music lovers set too loud the MP3 player, which will permanently damage your hearing. As more and more students already suffer from hearing loss, a project was launched to enhance health awareness among young people. The Internet health portal imedo.de reported.
The EU has published a report, which makes clear the extent of to loud MP3 player listening. Who is exposed to suffer from hearing loss in later years every day more than at high volume levels for an hour listening to music, a high risk. According to the report, five to ten percent of 50-100 million users are affected. Project aims to increase awareness of your own hearing the maximum volume of the devices should be compared with a plane that runs in the immediate vicinity. Which many young people are not even aware.
In April of this year was the project Earaction”launched by the University of Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of health. The project was launched in the life, because already now more and more students are suffering from hearing loss. The campaigns to motivate a more conscious handling of the own hearing. With the increase of the volume the risk of hearing loss in the EU is, the volume rises limited at 100 decibels, hearing damage but starting at 85 decibels. With each increase the volume by three decibels increases the risk of hearing loss by ten times. Built-in volume limits often refer to the supplied headphones, in other portable music devices of protection often doesn’t work anymore. If one takes this value as a backdrop, young people are likely to listen to music only 15 minutes per day without to be expected later with impairments”, Bernhard Kurz said from the University of Munich. Future hearing loss are likely: Noise takes to In the coming year in the leisure wants the EU advice, how consumers are protected can be. That should be done firstly by taking precautions on the part of the consumer, on the other hand technical possibilities are to be implemented. Background of the EU study was the recognition that noise, the people are facing in the leisure, are now more dangerous as noise in the workplace. Also increasing the proportion of people who are on the go with MP3 players. Already, young people can suffer hearing loss. A driver’s license for DJs to prevent loud music. Please inform the imedo health news.