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Young people losing their hearing

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Quagmire, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Half of Adults, Adolescents Exposed to 'Unsafe' Headphone Volume
    The CDC Says a Troubling Number of Young People Are Losing Their Hearing
    Younger generations are losing their hearing faster


    Ya know, I thought so. I spend a lot of time on a college campus, and I've noticed that kids (anyone more than 25 years younger than I am) these days tend to shout at each other when they talk. So many times I've felt like saying, "Uh, guys? You're standing a foot and half away from each other, why are you shouting (never mind that you're on one of the "Quiet floors" in the library)?" I don't though because I'm one of the few people here who isn't paying the university $36,000 a year to be here, and I know when I'm outranked.

    Doesn't surprise me: sometimes you can hear the noise coming from someone's headphones all the way across a big, already noisy room, so it must sound like the third stage of the Apocalypse to them.

    I have mixed feelings about all this: on the one hand, it's sad to see 20 year olds already suffering from something that's typically considered a condition of old age.

    On the other hand, serves the inconsiderate little *******s right. :D

    So, to any young people in here: for your own good turn the volume down. You're hard enough to get through to as it is. :D
     
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  2. Deathbydefault

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    Loud is the only volume I have, anything less is blasphemy to good music. :D
     
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  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Someday, they're going to come up with a way to tap music directly into a person's central nervous system.
     
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    That would be pretty cool. Kinda like burning a playlist onto your mind that you can pull up and listen to whenever.
    I'd buy it.

    As technology advances there will probably be neurological developments that allow people to perfectly split their focus. It would be kind of cool to listen to music, have a conversation and focus on work all at the same time, without losing focus. I look forward to the tech of the future.
     
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    Hey, I already see people doing that all the time.

    Oh, never mind. :p

    I'm waiting for someone to come up with a portable quiet space.
     
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    I'm glad I grew up poor, never had expensive cd players and headphones to damage my ears :D
     
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    You still lingering around the University of cocaine, sex, and booze. I'm in town. I told ya next time I was here I would buy you a beer or coffee. Your pleasure.
     
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    What? I couldn't hear you.

    Seriously though (not sure if I qualify as "young" anymore,) but I sometimes wonder if working at KFC for two years and wearing that dreaded drive through headset could have damaged my hearing. I had to do a hearing test at university later and they claimed my hearing was normal, but all those idiots screaming into the speaker - who made me turn the headset's volume down, followed by the mumblers which made me turn the volume all the way up, followed by someone in the loudest pickup truck in existence which basically killed me, really had a tendency to make my ears feel like they were going to explode.

    Sometimes I feel like my hearing isn't perfect, but I also do notice other people practically screaming while talking to each other - my mother and sister do this. I often tell them to calm down and lower the volume, since they'll be behaving like we're in a crowded room when it's just us and I'm literally three feet away from them. So maybe my hearing is better than it seems and theirs sucks.
     
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    I survived both Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin live in the space of three weeks back in '75 and still prefer my Rammstein loud enough for the neighbors to feel. That said, I do not listen to music all that often anymore and can still hear the deer sighing at a 100 paces. I only listen to my iPod during power failures when there is nothing else to do and in the summer when I am watering the gardens for 90 min every 2nd night...

    ... and for the record, I normally talk fairly clearly and quietly... unless I'm on an insane comic roll ... depending on the shtick, I do tend to ramp up the volume a bit for effect, LOL. My guess is I do this so that my listeners can hear me over their chuckles... :D
     
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    Eventually, there will be no more loud.
     
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    I remember seeing The Who at a theatre in Manchester in about 1972.
    I could not hear properly for about 3-days afterwards:eek:
     
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    Could you write just a little louder, I've got Jimi jamming on the box...
     
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    They'll just make all the "hearing privileged" people change the world around to accommodate the "hearing disadvantaged." In fact, hearing might become such an unfair advantage, we might want to just ban it altogether.
     
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    I'm positive I've lost some of my hearing due to being a pretty regular concert goer and listening to my iPod loudly. Oh, well.
     
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    Hear, hear!
     
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    WHAT?
     
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