Scientists find listening to iPod for an hour can damage hearing

Scientists have shown that listening to music on headphones for an hour can have a temporary impact on people’s hearing because of the damage caused to the hair cells in the outer ear.Participants in the study, published in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, had their hearing tested and were then asked to listen to pop or rock music for six one hour long sessions using two different types of headphones and at varying, preset volumes.

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