Today, NYC Health launched a new ad campaign today warning people that listening to headphones at high volume can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and irreversible hearing loss. The ads encourage people to protect their hearing by turning down the volume when using headphones.
To protect your hearing when using headphones, remember to:
- Reduce the volume, limit listening time, and take regular breaks.
- Never listen at maximum volume and do not turn the volume up to drown out external noise.
- Use volume limiting features of personal listening devices.
Know the early signs of hearing loss and ask a doctor for a hearing test if you have trouble hearing conversation, need to turn up the volumes on TV, radio or personal music players or experience ringing in the ear.
For more information, read the full Press Release and our report on Hearing Problems and Headphone Use in New York City (PDF).
this is extremely important!!
i would recommend investing in noise canceling headphones, one of the biggest problems people don’t realize is that when you listen to loud music, you’re listening to loud music ON TOP of the loud noise in your environment. noise canceling headphones allow you to listen to music at a lower volume bc you already have minimum background noise.
I fell asleep on my couch watching old romance movies
with my glasses still on and my book in my hands.
I woke up and ate a spoon-full of frosting
and debated whether I should set the coffee maker for the morning.
I have a king size bed with a blanket on the end I never unfold.
I always sleep on the left side, the right side kept perfectly made.
some nights my room is so quiet I can hear my heartbeat.
quiet is something I’ve had to get used to.
I bought a glass bottle of root beer today and couldn’t get the cap off.
this man gently took it out of my hands,
opened it, smiled and walked away.
I was talking to my friends about how I want to find love,
honestly I’m not sure that I really do.
unless it’s someone who would close my book
and take off my glasses when I fall asleep on the couch.
unless it’s someone that will kiss frosting off my lips
and make me excited to set the coffee maker
(because I’ll know that in the morning I’ll take two cups
out of the cabinet and smile as I pour hazelnut creamer)
unless it’s someone who will mess up my sheets
and perfectly made bed,
making this room a little less quiet.
unless it’s someone that will laugh as I struggle to open a glass bottle of root beer and instead of opening it for me he says,
“you can do it, I know you can
That’s two underscores.
C’mon be a good sport!
no. okay. (insert sad meme here)
So ummmm….I have like adhd ( not really but really) and I have to sit on a bus for four hours and then fly 10 hours.
HA! Trust I will be drinking all 14 hours!
I want to put my mind at ease…I thought strip club hopping and soaking my livers in alcohol would open me up and dance my worries/stress away. Yet, it just brought everything that I wanted to burry to the forefront.
I don’t want to think, wonder, ponder or care about anything right now. I don’t want to have to keep track of what bills are, no tears, no pain, no headaches, no money issues, no keeping track of who didn’t pay me what or why Bob did what he did…I just want to be free of the world. Silence for a day, laughter and happiness…
I just want to be free…
The quickest way to figure out if he’s a boy or a man…
I’m about to safe a lot people time, money, and heartbreaks…(drumroll please)
Tell him you’re celibate.