Technology has enabled people to listen to music on the go but this may also have its drawbacks. While having access to enhanced sound quality is good, it may have negative consequences.
An expert is warning that an entire generation is at risk of going deaf as people under 30 listen to loud music on phones. The music pumped into ears of young people is described as being the same decibel as a jumbo jet taking off.
The number of people under 30 having permanent hearing damage has been increasing for the past decade in the UK. Hearing loss is irreversible and many of those facing these problems are suffering due to noise exposure.