Re: MP3 users 'risking hearing loss'
If your everyday environment is relatively quiet then you can listen to music between 85 and 90 decibels for a few hours without damaging hearing. Many people with loud everyday environments blast their music at 90 decibels or higher. So, yeah, turn it down. I listen to loud music with a relatively quiet environment and I have no hearing damage. If you have good speakers use a program like Audacity to generate a tone at 20,000 hertz. If you can't hear it lower it by increments of 500 until you can and that will give you some idea of your hearing damage. A person with no hearing damage can hear 20,000 hertz.