The Sydney Morning Herald reports that headphone use causes hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink is not surprised, as most volume limiting headphones still deliver a damaging 85 decibels.
Research shows young adults who regularly attend clubs and concerts have signs of hearing loss. They may pass standard hearing tests, but show subtle hearing loss and decreases in auditory signals.
How did classical music get louder? It started with Beethoven. Now Dr. Daniel Fink says he has to wear ear plugs at the orchestra to listen without pain.