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STUDY: Headphones are Makings Teens Go Deaf

Study: A new report suggests young adults turn down the volume of their music since people are at risk of going deaf.

The World Health Organization says millions of teenagers and kids are at risk of going deaf from loud music. With Beats headphones gaining popularity in young adults, more and more kids are at risk of losing their hearing. The UN agency said Friday that a review of data shows that almost half of all 12 to 35 year olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their cellphones or mp3 players. In addition, 40 percent of teens are exposed to damaging levels of sound at nightclubs, bars and events.
WHO says volumes above 85 decibels for eight hours or 100 decibels for 15 minutes are unsafe. The Geneva-based agency recommends that young people take listening breaks, use apps to limit the volume on their smartphone and consider using personal audio players for no more than one hour a day. [billboard>
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