Hearing Loss: Attention! Ear phones may affect the hearing ability of 100 crore youth in the world – revealed in the study

Ear Problem: Just as eyes are necessary to see and understand nature. In the same way whatever is going on around. Ears are also an important part of the body to hear it. Generally people say that where the eyes do not work, the ears work there. But today’s life style has affected the eyes. At the same time, the ears have also been damaged. Behind the biggest damage to the ears are the use of earphones and listening to loud music. Due to this, not only the country but the hearing capacity of the teenagers of the whole world has been damaged.

100 crore youth can be affected
Study was done regarding the hearing ability of the ears. It was told that up to 105 decibels (dB) is preferred by young people as earlead, while the sound of loudspeakers at entertainment venues ranges from 104 to 112 dB. While there should be 80 decibels for adults and 75 decibels for children. A total of 33 studies were included in the research, of which 17 records were related to earbuds and headphones, while 18 reports were done regarding entertainment venues. Researchers estimate that the number of teens and young adults with hearing loss globally could range from 0.67 to 1.35 billion. Means this figure can cross 100 crores.

Study published in BMJ Global Health magazine
According to media reports, a study has been published in BMJ Global Health magazine regarding the effect of ear hearing. According to the study, more than a billion teenagers and youth are at risk of hearing loss due to the use of headphones and earbuds and being present in places with loud music. The international team, including researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, US, said that the governments of all countries should set policies for ear protection. People should also be made aware for this. 

Research done on 12 to 34 year olds
Researchers did the research by fixing an age criterion. The researchers analyzed the projected global population of 12-34-year-olds in 2022. After that it was seen on an average that the ability to hear by using PLD ie earbud or headphone is included. By fixing a broad figure, the number of potential victims has been estimated. If timely treatment is not given, a large number of deafness patients can be seen in the country.

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