There is nothing more relaxing than putting on your earphones and submersing yourself in music. But when I can hear someone else’s music, while listening to my own music, then you have got to turn the music down for the sake of your ears!
The ear is one of the most delicate organs of our bodies. With over 15,000 noise transferring hair cells in each ear, we definitely have more than enough hairs to spare. But once they’re gone, they’re gone! If you can’t hear a person talking 3 feet away from you, then you could be slowly butchering your ears to a hairless conch.
I can recall the days I would drive with my brother, him on the passenger side with his ear buds in listening to his music on full blast. I could hear every single word and guitar riff all the way on the driver side. I couldn’t get a word in through all the music being pumped full blast into his ears.
Today’s infographic allows you to gauge what daily sounds could potentially damage your delicate ears. So next time, be weary when you stand in front of the giant speakers at your next concert or raise the volume on your ipod; your ears will thank you later. [via]