Everything You Think You Know About Loud Music and Hearing Loss May Not Be So
Get ready to have your mind, but not your ears, blown. It turns out the link between prolonged loud music and hearing loss may not be a thing. Researchers at UT Dallas studied young adults that attend venues and event with a prevalence of loud music and found no evidence of hearing damage or difficulty. Participants would measure how loud the event in question was, while researchers determined how long they were there for. It was determined that exposure to loud music at events only resulted in temporary hearing damage, which was relieved after about a week. While this is a relief for concert and club goers that want to jam out, this doesn’t mean that subjectively the music can’t be too loud. Wear earplugs at your own discretion and have a good time regardless of how loud the music is.
[H/T: Digital Music News]