Hearing loss is nothing to scoff at. I know my 50 plus years in Rock n Roll have certainly diminished my hearing. All the shows I’ve been to, wearing headphones for my job and of course loving the music I get to play and turning it up in the studio. Is that General Manager Brian Foster pounding on the wall again to let me know he can’t talk on the phone because my music’s too loud? Oh well! Today there are so many unique devices to listen to content on and kids are listening, just at too loud a rate. Recommended noise limits are no more than 85 decibels throughout a 40-hour week. Young people from ages 12 to 35 using devices such as MP3 players and cellphones, actively listened to content at 105 decibels, while the average noise level at entertainment venues was 104 to 112 decibels. “Damage from unsafe listening can compound over the life course, and noise exposure earlier in life may make individuals more vulnerable to age-related hearing loss.” For the full story click below.