That's correct, 15 out of every 100 people statistically will have damaged hearing from loud music or noises.
You should turn down that music, I can here it from over here!
SPEAK UP I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
Exposure to loud noises can result in hearing loss
Exposure to loud sounds such as a phone at full blast with headphones or being at a rock concert can lead to hearing problems later in life
For example, your music, it's way too loud... Turn that down!
Wow! I didn't know that just listening to music could damage my hearing later on.
Diego and his friend bill are in Diego's apartment but Bill notices that Diego has extremely loud music on coming from his headphones. Bill goes on to warn Diego of the dangers of loud noises.
15% of people from ages 20 to 69 notice hearing loss from exposure to loud noises like loud music, just like what you were listening to.
Wow! That's a lot of people suffering from hearing loss just from music! Who knew just listening to music could be so bad.
Bill goes on to warn Diego of the potential danger of listening to loud noises and how these noises can permanently affect your hearing.
Wow! 15% of people is a lot! So if there's 100 people, 15 of them will have damaged hearing from loud noises or loud music?
Diego is amazed by how just listening to loud music can result in hearing loss, and Bill continues to explain as they begin to walk down the stairs. "as many as 40 million adults (24 percent)—have features of their hearing test that suggest hearing loss in one or both ears from exposure to loud noise." (www.nidcd.nih.gov)
As Bill and Diego arrive at the bottom of the staircase, Bill begins to tell Diego some statistics about people with hearing loss. For example, 15% of people from ages 20 to 69 notice hearing loss from exposure to loud music or sounds.
Diego, beginning to understand more and more of what loud noises do, learns that a lot of people have damaged hearing from technology, and that it's not too rare either. "long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss."(www.nidcd.nih.gov)
And as Diego and Bill walk out the door, Diego is experiencing a brand new world, and is more weary of the dangers of louse noises. He will forever remember what Bill had taught him, and hopes that someday he will be able to help others.