DAK Warns Against Excessive Use of Earphones on World Hearing Day
On World Hearing Day, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has cautioned against the overuse of earphones. Dr Nisar ul Hassan, the DAK President, stated that listening to earphones at higher volumes for prolonged periods can lead to hearing loss, particularly in younger people who are more prone to using personal listening devices such as earphones, headphones, and earbuds.
According to Dr Hassan, more people are seeking medical attention for hearing issues due to the overuse of earphones and headphones.
He urged people to prioritize safe listening practices to safeguard aural health by limiting usage time, keeping volume low, and taking breaks. It is particularly important for younger generations to follow safe listening practices to avoid long-term hearing loss.
A study published in the Journal BMJ Global Health suggests that one billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to excessive use of headphones and earbuds. Therefore, it is essential to prioritize safe listening practices and raise awareness on preventing deafness and promoting aural care through safe listening.
World Hearing Day is observed on March 3 every year to raise awareness about hearing loss and promote aural care. This year, the focus is on “Hearing Care for All – Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate.” It highlights the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss, promoting hearing care, and providing access to communication tools and hearing devices.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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