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Hearing Health Review: Music By Generation

by rayovac26, May 2015

Advocate lowering decibel levels when using accessories like ear buds and headphones!

This story begins in the early 1980’s when teens of generation X were exploring the world of music louder than ever before. Portable music had been around for decades thanks to the 8-track and cassette players, but children of the 80’s kicked the volume up a notch – with amplified music right by the ear. The Boombox had arrived and music was now amplified to a decibel level that the entire block could hear. It was evident that hearing health had taken a back seat.

Fast-forward to 2015 and you’ll find a new generation with a similar attitude in regards to hearing health. The latest must-have music accessories include ear buds and noise canceling headphones. When enjoyed in moderation these accessories can be a unique way to experience music. Unfortunately, the term moderation is rarely practiced by today’s youth. The alarming trend is to experience music at the loudest volume with little concern for the consequences. And if they’re not careful, soon they’ll need a hearing aid powered by Rayovac hearing aid batteries.   More...

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