How safe are your headphones?

Published: Apr. 19, 2017 at 3:16 PM CDT
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Recent studies have shown an increase in the number of young people exposed to loud sounds through portable devices and entertainment venues.

Justin Bankers of Fargo says he likes to work out and adds that he loves noise cancelling headphones, "I had the ear buds when I was a kid and I listened to them super loud so I imagine I'm doing better for my self now."

Sanford Audiologist Brian Qvamme says he sees young patients with hearing loss all the time, "you can get a hearing loss instantly, it's like a fire cracker going off besides your ear."

Qvamme says the damage from ears buds is heavier then from regular headphones because the buds are closer to the ear drum.

In a video released from the Center of Disease Control, you can see what happened to damaged hair cells as the music gets louder. Once damaged, they do not grow back.

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