How noise pollution is ruining your hearing

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Our ears are exposed to dangerous levels of noise every single day.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOHealth organizations warn that continual exposure to noise levels above 70 decibels can potentially damage your ears. And yet we are routinely exposed to noise much louder than that in everyday situations.Our world is increasingly noisy and our bars, restaurants, gyms, and streets all produce decibel levels that can cause harm to our hearing in mere minutes. Hearing loss is incredibly common and is the fourth highest disability worldwide. One in four American adults shows signs of noise-induced hearing loss, and the problem is only going to get worse.While hearing damage is irreversible, it's also completely preventable. Watch for tips on how to protect your ears even in incredibly loud environments.For more of Julia's reporting on noise and hearing loss check out her articles:https://www.vox.com/science-and-healt...https://www.vox.com/2018/4/18/1716850...https://www.vox.com/science-and-healt...To check the noise levels around you download an app like Decibel Sound Meter Pro:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/decib...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    25% of adults in the US show signs of hearing loss. Vox science reporter Julia Belluz explains the steps you can take to prevent it: http://bit.ly/2sAd5V4

  • trainluvr

     1 years ago

    You are not helping, and you have already done damage that will become apparent later.

  • Tech Freak

     1 years ago

    Max Loh I don't get why that doesn't physically hurt to people.

  • Jonathan Mukeng

     1 years ago

    Who turned down their volume while watching this?

  • Lala Quiambao

     10 months ago

    progressively lowering it down

  • Krzysztof Piasek

     1 years ago

    Jonathan Mukeng I downloaded app that measures decibels. I will check my dailt enviroment tomorrow :D

  • Crazelord91

     1 years ago

    Vox: makes a video about how noise pollution and headphones are killing our hearing and how to prevent it, and then ends the video with a sudden cut to a much louder and staticy clip that hurts your ears...

  • Crazelord91

     1 years ago

    Frank Han Yes, but the 2 clips are at very different levels. You can't predict the volume suddenly increasing in the clip itself

  • Crazelord91

     1 years ago

    john pardon It's the juxtaposition of the 2 clips that's funny, even if I had my speakers set very low there would still be a noticeable difference btw the clips

  • Gavin

     1 years ago

    This guy’s voice sounds nice. Really makes me forget about the sirens, car horns, speakers, chatter...

  • John Aeron Caiga

     1 years ago

    Why do you have your profile picture as Eric Blair?

  • PanzerPallas

     1 years ago

    Wow its you again

  • Anne Bremen

     1 years ago

    jokes on you. I already ruined my hearing myself, by listening to music at volume 100

  • Jonathan Doe

     1 years ago

    20 and I thought that too

  • Michael R

     1 years ago

    Wow, I think I am really old now (39) when I see AM in caps I think AM radio...

  • metfan4l

     1 years ago

    Well, at least once my hearing's ruined all the noises won't bother me as much...

  • Paradoxical Nightmare

     11 months ago

    memenation Not me, I find concerts stupid, and refuse to use headphones over 80 Decibels.

  • Paradoxical Nightmare

     11 months ago

    Faris Shah The future could say otherwise.

  • Alex Lacroix

     1 years ago

    The best way to fix the problem is, in my opinion, add noise pollution to health and safety codes. Exceeding 100db should automatically lose a letter grade form the ratting.

  • Brittany Disney/Teacher’s Pet Fan Davis

     1 years ago

    Alex Lacroix That's a good idea!

  • KeepOnDreamingDude

     1 years ago

    "Turns down headphone volume"

  • Carnicemenatan

     1 years ago

    Each ten seconds down even more.

  • Glory Sky

     1 years ago

    " *ear* - reversible ear damage"

  • Michiel V

     1 years ago

    ir - reversible

  • Christian B

     1 years ago

    I don't get it

  • Justin Y.

     1 years ago

    Wait what's that? I can't hear what you're because of this ringing in my ear

  • Tech Freak

     1 years ago

    ϟϟ PanzerShafter ϟϟ Gavin? Who's that? Haven't seen him yet, just got here.

  • GG Fan

     1 years ago

    You r everywhere aren't U???