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Make Listening SafeKey Facts

A third of people under the age of 35 have experienced ringing in the ears after listening to loud music. This is a sign of hearing damage.

58% of 16 to 30 year olds are completely unaware of any risk to their hearing from MP3 players

66% of MP3 users are listening to music at louder than 85 decibels, which can cause permanent damage to hearing over time.

Over 20% of people were listening at levels in excess of 100dB, which is recognised to cause damage to hearing after just 15 mins per day.

In the US in 2005, 20% of teenagers had at least a slight hearing loss,an increase of 31% on a similar survey 15 years earlier.

 


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