[Music Health] Listening to Top 40 Bad for Your Ears


pencil in earThe results of an Australian governmental study show that people listening to Top 40 music, especially those who use earphones and headphones, are subjected to a higher risk of developing permanent hearing problems.

The study shows that about two thirds of the population of Australia is affected to some extent by ear damage produced by listening to Top 40 music. Nearly three quarters of them are said to have ages between 18 and 34 and have tinnitus, a condition that involves hearing a ringing sound inside the ear, which is associated with permanent damage.

The Australian Government has issued a warning to keep Top 40 off your pre-sets, and to keep Top 40 listening to a minimum.