Ringing In Ears from Loud Music[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On August 28, 2009 Under Ringing In Ears
Are Your Ears Ringing?
Do you enjoy going to concerts? Do you often have your MP3 player blaring through your headphones? If you answered yes to these questions, then you have most likely experienced some temporary ringing in the ears from time to time. The good news is that the ringing usually stops after a few hours or days depending on how loud the music was and how long you were exposed to it. The bad news is that over time, the ringing in the ears could become permanent.
The truth is, each time you expose your ears to loud music you’re doing damage. Anytime the music around you is so loud that you can’t hear the person next to you talking, you know it’s definitely loud enough to cause problems. If you have a headset on and the person next to you can hear the music you’re listening to, then you should turn down the volume.
The first symptoms of ear damage can be temporary hearing loss and ringing in the ears. You don’t even have to be exposed to the loud music for a long period of time to experience these symptoms. However, the length of time that you’re exposed may affect how long you have the symptoms.
You may notice that you’re having difficulty understanding the people around you when they’re talking or you may need to turn the volume up higher when watching your favorite TV show for awhile. Nevertheless, your hearing eventually returns to normal and the ringing stops.
The problem occurs when you continue to listen to loud music over and over. This is especially true if you use headphones. These temporary symptoms can turn into permanent ones. Your hearing will gradually get worse and the ringing in the ears could become constant.
It would be difficult to enjoy your favorite band with a constant ringing in your ears drowning out the music.
The next time you turn that music up or spend several hours listening to your favorite band in concert remember, you could be seriously injuring your ears. You’re running the risk of having permanent tinnitus or ringing in the ears caused from loud music and permanent hearing loss.
Don’t take chances with your hearing, turn that music down. Give your ears a rest from headphones once in awhile and consider wearing earplugs to concerts. They do make special designs that protect your ears, while still making it possible for you to completely enjoy the music.