Generation Y – To Become a Generation of Deaf People?

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Will those of Generation Y, bought up on the ubiquitous use of devices with headphones/earphones attached such as mp3 players, mobile phones and immersive gaming and such, become a generation of deaf people over the next few decades? It’s been noted by medical researchers that with the exception of using the best studio headphones, most headphones or ear buds end up being used too much and cause subtle damage to the bodies auditory system.

The best xBox 360 headset, used for three hours a day, will generate enough sound to help you into the realm of ‘you are deaf/hard of hearing, congratulations’ very, very quickly if you have it up too loud.

Contrary to popular opinion, going deaf is not an inherent part of getting old. Scientists studying native tribes in the Amazon have repeatedly discovered that their ears are completely functional and they have what could be considered ‘normal’ hearing–all the way up until they are ninety years old.

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