I worry about children’s hearing. I think they are damaging their hearing in many ways these days and they don’t seem to want to change. I guess they believe that their bad habits won’t end up hurting them in the long run. I think they are wrong.
According to a study done by The Boston Globe, the damage to a teen’s hearing may not occur until their 40’s but it COULD happen sooner. Some young people in their 20’s who listen to their mp3 players at high levels are being diagnosed with the hearing of a 50 year old. It would be so awful if they have hearing aids at the age of 20? I don’t think they they believe it can happen to them. It’s always someone else.
I also think they listen to their music too loud in their vehicle. If it is shaking and rattling their windows, their volume is turned up too high. I have kids drive by my house all the time playing their radios really loud. I don’t know how they are sitting in their automobile because I can hear it in my house. I do live on the corner and I do live in an older house. Still, if I can hear it in my house, it’s loud. Can they really make out the words if it’s that loud? Is it really enjoyable?
Parents, please remind your kids to turn down their mp3 players. I’m going to do my best to keep an eye on Gracie’s mp3 player usage and make sure that she doesn’t listen to her’s too loud. As far as the car part right now- I can’t imagine her driving. That hurts my head, even though it’s just 5 years away. If she ever shakes your house windows though, you tell her to “turn that radio down”- Momma said so.