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Friday, July 21, 2006

Portable MP3 player may cause deafness

UK researchers found that regularly listening to loud music on MP3 players could make you deaf 30 years earlier than their parents.

Reports show that 14% of people listened to personal music players up to 28 hours a week.

One third of users surved had experienced ringing in their ears after listening to loud music which is a sign of hearing damage and the accumulation of short-term impairment eventually turned into long-term damage.

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