Hidden Hearing Respond to New York Mayor Launching Safe MP3 Use Campaign

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to New York’s Mayor Bloomberg launching a campaign to encourage New Yorkers to turn down the volume on their MP3s.

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MP3 use has become increasingly popular, but wearing earbuds and exposing ears to unsafe volumes is putting our hearing at risk.

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has launched a hearing health campaign to encourage the people of the city to turn down the volume on their MP3 players.

The campaign is being aimed at teenagers and young adults via social media such as Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness of safe use for personal music players and the dangers of listening to them at high volume.

iPods can reach a maximum volume of 115dB but the maximum safe level is 85dB. It is thought that many users turn the volume up to drown out the noise of New York, something that is common within the UK too.

Hidden Hearing has previously highlighted the dangers of listening to MP3 players too loudly and its relation to hearing loss.

A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:

“MP3 use has become increasingly popular, but wearing earbuds and exposing ears to unsafe volumes is putting our hearing at risk.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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