How safe is it for health to listen to a lot of music every day, the expert tells The Conversation

Does frequent listening to music harm your health? And how loud can it be turned on without harm to hearing?

Rami Tubia, an expert on the history of music from the University of Virginia (USA), notes that listening to a large amount of music does not affect the human body in any way. That is, music, when listened to for a long time, does not harm either the brain, liver, lungs, or other organs.

At the same time, due to the constant presence in headphones, you can not hear, when it is necessary, the singing of birds outside the window, the meowing of a cat, etc.

You also need to understand that listening to your favorite songs for a long time does not harm the body, but only if you do not turn them on too loudly. Experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) claim that about 50% of teenagers and young people listen to music with an unsafe volume level.

Some smartphones have functions that allow you to measure the volume of music coming from headphones. It is measured in decibels. According to WHO estimates, a person can perceive 85 decibels of sound without harm to hearing for eight hours.

In addition, it is necessary to protect the ears during regular music lessons or when attending concerts. On average, the music volume at a concert often exceeds 100 decibels. According to WHO experts, this can have a negative impact on hearing after 15 minutes. If a person is standing close to the musicians, then the decibel level will be higher.

Therefore, the author recommends musicians and concert lovers to wear special earplugs.

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