Is anyone really surprised by this? This is one of those studies that is ridiculous only because it's so damn obvious. You have to be brain dead to not know this. Why? Because everyone who grew up since the invention of headphones has been blasting their ears out. And we all knew it would damage our ears but, as all teens are invincible, it doesn't matter. Myself, I have a very good case of Tinnitus that's still not kept me from listening on higher-than-safe volume levels. But then, the music I listen to most is Classic Rock and Classic Metal. You can't listen to this music at anything lower than 11 on the volume dial.
We do need to try and find some way to get kids to lower the volume when the headphones are on but I'll be damned if I can figure out how.
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