Are you all exposed to listening to loud music?

@alienstar (5140)
India
June 28, 2010 2:42am CST
I love hearing to soft music whenever i feel like and it really takes off my daily tensions and also give me a charged up feeling.But there are many people who love to hear loud music for long time and i feel it will effect their health as well as their hearing and it is good if they avoid it at the earliest to reduce future problems for sure.what do you all think about this?
7 responses
• United States
28 Jun 10
I some times listen to loud music and some times soft music. It depends on what I'm doing. I love listen to loud music when I clean. but if I'm just sitting around I'll listen to it softly.
• United States
28 Jun 10
I listen to loud music all the time. I'm a metalhead. Carnifex, Postmortem Promises, The Black Dahlia Murder, all that stuff.
30 Jun 10
Anything too much is bad. Exposure to loud music for a long time can really cause mild deafness. But I think once in a while is ok, I remember going to a concert and I was near a loud speaker, after a few minutes I felt something in my ears. To my surprise its a small piece of dry earwax that somehow with continuous vibration it just fell off. It really was a funny experience. ;)
@callmecat (248)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I've gone to quite a few metal shows in my day and those were really loud and I know that definitely effected my ears. As we get older, our hearing tends to decrease anyway and so now I put in those little sponge ear things if I know I'm going to a show that's going to be loud and I try (though it's hard) to not have the volume turned all the way up when I have my headphones in. I have cheap, crappy headphones so you can barely hear it unless I turn up the volume quite a bit. I think headphones may just be bad for your ears in general, regardless of what volume you have them on. It sucks.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
well i used to be exposed when i was clubbing and such but not anymore. Im also afraid of losing some of my hearing so i dont do that anymore. they say a lot of bass and such can affect your heart but i havent seen it personally
@med889 (5958)
28 Jun 10
I love listening to metal music and I have developed this liking since I was in college and I love to listen to the band I like, my family do not quite appreciate it and I have to listen to the metal music in my Mp4 only or in my laptop.
• China
28 Jun 10
It seems that every one almost has an individual special method to decrease pressure or let off steam. Compared with yours,I perfer soft music a bit more.I think it is totally OK and not harmful for you to listen to loud music casually unless all the time every day.But I am sort of afraid that maybe your neighbours will protest against your habit sometimes because of the noise disturbance. Maybe you can wear earphone instead.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
When I was way younger, I listen to music very loud as if our ceiling and roofs are moving already. But I felt something aching in my ears and I worried about my eardrums. That is why now, I just listen to music just enough for me to hear and relax. Now, even if the sound is really good but if it is very loud, I don't enjoy it much already. So we really have to take care of our ears by avoiding to much noise or loudness.