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What happens if you listen to loud music accediently once in a while can you lose all your hearing?

What happens if you listen to loud music accediently once in a while can you lose all your hearing?

Loud music ; hearing: When you listen to loud noise like at a concert you will experience a drop in hearing and a ringing in the ear. This can persist for up to 24 hrs and in called a temporary threshold shift. Obviously you do not want this to occur. You should protect your ears by not listening to loud music and wearing ear protection at all times. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Sometimes: Very loud music, listened to on a regular basis can gradually damage hearing so that over the years your high pitched tones and eventually medium tones will diminish. Keep all noises at a comfortable level. This is why ear protection is now a standard item in noisy industrial environments. Headaches are also caused by loud noises including music. ...Read more

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Is it ok to listen to loud music when I have tinnitus, or will it make it worse?

Is it ok to listen to loud music when I have tinnitus, or will it make it worse?

Possibly: The worst thing for tinnitus patients is loud noise exposure. You need to protect your ears from loud sounds or risk further damage. ...Read more

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Can you actually go deaf if you listen to loud music through your headphones all the time?

Can you actually go deaf if you listen to loud music through your headphones all the time?

Hearing loss: There is a strong relationship between hearing loud sounds or music over a prolonger period of time and loss of hearing later in life. Best to shield your ears from such sounds when you are exposed whether young or old. There are other causes for hearing loss but loud sound is a major one. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music really cause hearing loss?

Can listening to loud music really cause hearing loss?

Absolutely: It depends on two variables. The intensity of the noise (greater than 85 decibels) and the duration of exposure. If you are exposed to loud music for at least 8 hours a days and if the loudness is great enough, you will develop NIHL, (noise induced hearing loss). And this is a permanent high frequency hearing loss. ...Read more

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Why do my ears ring after I listen to loud music?

Why do my ears ring after I listen to loud music?

Possibly: If the volume is too loud with head phones or ear buds like an ipod etc. Then you can very definitely damage your hearing esp. High frequency. The volume should never be so loud that it causes you to not hear someone trying to talk to you or that causes ringing in ears immediately afterwards. Rock concerts can be esp. Bad for this - wearing ear plugs is probably the best way to prevent damage here. ...Read more

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I was eating with headphones in listening to loud music and started feeling dizzy when I started walking it got worse, felt like I was going to faint?

I was eating with headphones in listening to loud music and started feeling dizzy when I started walking it got worse, felt like I was going to faint?

Sit & drink: If getting dizzy & feeling faint, first sit down so you don't fall down. Then, if you think it may be contributing, turn it down (or off)--but it is not highly likely the music's fault. More common answer if younger (<40) and healthy is volume depletion / dehydration. Tank up on fluids. Then, if recurs, time to see a dr. ...Read more

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Recently gotten intense pain in my left ear, but during said bouts, quality of hearing is not impacted. I listen to loud music, is this related?

Recently gotten intense pain in my left ear, but during said bouts, quality of hearing is not impacted. I listen to loud music, is this related?

TMJ: The duration of symptoms and context are important hear. If the hearing is not impacted, then you can rule out just about any form of ear infection (middle or outer). If the pain is very brief and sharp and possibly related to chewing/yawning it could be your tmj. It could also be your eustachian tube; however, the basis for your question - is it related to loud music - no. ...Read more

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My left ear has a ringing sensation. I hear heartbeat like sound. Lub dub. I cleaned ear using earbud, no difference. I don't listen to loud music. Advise?

My left ear has a ringing sensation. I hear heartbeat like sound. Lub dub. I cleaned ear using earbud, no difference. I don't listen to loud music. Advise?

Ear pulsing: Greetings. What you are describing is pulsatile tinnitus. This should be worked up by your ENT doctor. He/she may do an audiogram/tympanogram to assess your ear and eardrum as well as an imaging study. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hearing sometimes sounds robotic like the movie wall-e. There's no pain. I do have allergies and swimmers ear but don't listen to loud music?

Hearing sometimes sounds robotic like the movie wall-e. There's no pain. I do have allergies and swimmers ear but don't listen to loud music?

A vibrational: And muffled character to hearing can be due to something up against the ear drum. Earwax, water, foreign body or even insects are pretty common.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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Listened to loud music for weeks. Suddenly both eardrums hurt on and off for 1w, especially w/ loud noise. Headache come after the earaches. Help?

Listened to loud music for weeks. Suddenly both eardrums hurt on and off for 1w, especially w/ loud noise. Headache come after the earaches. Help?

Ear trauma: You could have a problem with your stapedius reflex which should dampen the loud noises that come into your ear canal. There has been an increasing incidence of hearing loss in young people who assault their ears with very loud music. See an audiologist and an ear/nose/throat specialist soon! ...Read more

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I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can I heal this?

I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can I heal this?

Nerves don't fix: The damage you do to the fine hearing mechanism from barotrauma is not like a laceration that will heal if you stitch it. Once you injure nerve cells, they are not forgiving. Chances of any improvement other than by selective amplification (hearing aids) is unlikely. ...Read more

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My two ears are ringing after listening to very loud music with headphones. Any way to stop it?

My two ears are ringing after listening to very loud music with headphones. Any way to stop it?

Possibly: If the volume is too loud with head phones or ear buds like an ipod etc. Then you can very definitely damage your hearing esp. High frequency. The volume should never be so loud that it causes you to not hear someone trying to talk to you or that causes ringing in ears immediately afterwards. Rock concerts can be esp. Bad for this - wearing ear plugs is probably the best way to prevent damage here. ...Read more

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Was listening to really loud music. Hours later inner ears have some sharp pain, and a headache that's off and on. Is this from the loudness?

Was listening to really loud music. Hours later inner ears have some sharp pain, and a headache that's off and on. Is this from the loudness?

Loud music: Loud music can cause both ear discomfort and headache. Perhaps most concerning is the potential for permanent hearing damage. When loud noisy environments cannot be avoided wearing hearing protection is necessary. Everyone enjoys music but keep the volume reasonable. ...Read more

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Does listening to music loudly a lot affect your hearing to get damaged?

Does listening to music loudly a lot affect your hearing to get damaged?

Yes: Even worse is when listening to music with headphones on ; with the music turned up too loudly. ...Read more

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Can being deaf happen from listening to music too loudly?

Can being deaf happen from listening to music too loudly?

Yes: I once sat on a plane with the teen in front of me listening to music so loud, I heard it and he was asleep. Watch your tv and music level. Have your hearing tested if need be. ...Read more

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How bad is it for me to listen to my music really loud?

How bad is it for me to listen to my music really loud?

DEPENDS: dB X length: N.I.H.L. (noice induced hearing loss) is due
to long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before nihl can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.
Nihl is 100 percent preventable! All individuals should understand the hazards of loud noise. & please protect hearing! ...Read more

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Can loud music damage your hearing if you only listen for a day?

Depends: All loud noises can damage the hearing over time. If the music you are listening to is uncomfortable than it might be a problem in the long run. It is not the type of noise, just the intensity. I wonder about the hearing of rock musicians with ultra loud music blasted at them day after day. ...Read more

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I listen to music in my car everyday on basically maximum volume. But I feel like my head is going to explode now. Is it the loud music?

I listen to music in my car everyday on basically maximum volume. But I feel like my head is going to explode now. Is it the loud music?

A little less volume: You are subjecting your ears to too much sound and this will eventually catch up with you and cause hearing loss as you get older. Your early warning is that your "head is going to explode". So cut down the volume. ...Read more

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I get headache if I see tv or listen to music for more than an hour or two. It is more if sound is loud. Is there any thing to prevent it?

I get headache if I see tv or listen to music for more than an hour or two. It is more if sound is loud. Is there any thing to prevent it?

Turn down volume: If the problem is loud noise then turn down the volume. If there is someone in the house with poor hearing who requires the volume up then earplugs for you or hearing aid for them is your best bet. If the problem is normal noise causing a headache you should see a doctor. This could be a sign of ear abnormalities, brain tumors, certain types of headaches or other medical conditions. ...Read more

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My music suddenly came on really loud and had my headphones in but I have recently started listening to music at 33% will I still get hearing damage?

My music suddenly came on really loud and had my headphones in but I have recently started listening to music at 33% will I still get hearing damage?

Noise induced: hearing loss can result from a single very loud noise or the accumulation of high frequency and high volume noise over time. A firecracker is one of the loudest non-occupational noises and it generates 180 decibels at peak; it can do damage. Loud car stereo or a rock concert generates 120-150 decibels. I doubt you did much damage with one headphone exposure but being more careful now is good! ...Read more

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How loud are you supposed to listen to music on with earphones to not cause hearing loss?

How loud are you supposed to listen to music on with earphones to not cause hearing loss?

Good question: In general any music less than 85 decibels should not produce any permanent hearing loss. Remember, turn it to the left. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my teenager to sleep with loud music on his headphones? And its not the soft music that a parent would like them to listen to!

Is it safe for my teenager to sleep with loud music on his headphones? And its not the soft music that a parent would like them to listen to!

No: Anytime a teen listens to hard loud music thru headsets may lead to hearing loss. Plus listening to music with words or tv keeps the brain stimulated as hearing never quits processing. Try substituting a sleep sound machine as many of us sleep better with constant droning. Like any bad habit be prepared for resistance! Teens never think bad things will happen. Be patient but firm on your request. ...Read more

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Silly question but when u have a brain MRI can u bring a small mp3 with you to listen to music if the MRI scanner is too loud or would it interfere?

Silly question but when u have a brain MRI can u bring a small mp3 with you to listen to music if the MRI scanner is too loud or would it interfere?

No: Not allowed to bring any metal objects into magnet. They can damage magnet and hurt someone with object moving at rapid speed. Some magnets have special equipment to allow patient to listen to music. ...Read more

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After a sudden loud noise, my ears became plugged. Will listening to music right after this incident permanently ruin my hearing?

After a sudden loud noise, my ears became plugged. Will listening to music right after this incident permanently ruin my hearing?

No: No, a sudden loud noise can cause hearing loss. Listening to music at normal volumes will not cause hearing loss. If your symptoms persist, see an ENT doc ...Read more

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