Impact of ear phones on kids

Increased usage of headphones, earbuds likely to raise hearing troubles in children as their auditory system maturation is incomplete, warn experts. Children and young adults are listening to many hours of music daily at volumes exceeding the globally recommended public health limit of 70 decibels of average leisure noise exposure for a day for a year. Nonoccupational noise exposure in everyday life comes from a handful of noise sources: personal listening systems, especially for younger people, transit noise, home appliances, power tools, and entertainment, said Daniel Fink, from The Quiet Coalition, a US- based non-profit.

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