Approximately 20 per cent people, irrespective of age, across the globe, are victims of some form of hearing loss, and, this number is increasing every day. Unlike earlier perceptions that hearing loss may only be associated with the elderly, the problem is taking a gigantic form primarily among the younger generation, who are in their 20’s and early 30’s.
The habit of listening to music on mobile devices throughout the day and night using earphones is one of the most significant reasons. Also, frequently attending rock music concerts or participating as a member of an orchestra may increase the risk of hearing loss, solely due to exposure to loud noise.
And, to make matters worse, once you suffer from any kind of hearing loss, it can only be treated and controlled, but there is no fool-proof cure to it. Although the adverse effect of listening to loud music is not felt immediately, it damages the tiny hair cells in the ears and often leads to tinnitus in the long term.
So what's the solution? Either go back to the old-school methods of listening to music through speakers or get yourself the right kind of hearing aid to ensure that you nip the problem in the bud.