People going deaf by blaring music from headphones
New York: Hearing loud and blasting music through headphones is causing hearing loss among a wide range of people, a new poll has found.
The survey conducted by New York City Health Department has revealed that nearly one in four young adults -between the ages of 18 and 44, have hearing problems because of heavy headphone use, the New York Post reported.
It was found that they were more than twice as likely to have trouble hearing as those who were not frequent MP3 listeners.
The survey suggested that more than one-third of young adults say they listen to music with buds every day.
Out of those who listen every day, 16 percent reported listening at high volume for four or more hours.