Music is driving me mad at the moment ...

@RAMONES (537)
Belgium
March 25, 2007 6:54am CST
I've got 2 daughters, and one likes classical music; the other is more into pop and rock... They are playing their own CD's on their room, and they are getting it louder and louder, just between the two of them... Should I take their CD's, or take their installation, because the even can play them on their computers too. Anyway, music is driving me crazy now... What would you do ?
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Have a talk with them about the decibel level of music and other mackines that they come across during their lifetime and the damage that loud tones can do to the ear drums. Encourage them to enjoy their music at lower volumes for their own protection. When wearing headphones, they should use the ones that sit on the outside of the ear also. The ear plug types that fit inside the ear canal do more damage than the ones that only sit on the outside of the ear. By playing their music too loudly, they could also be damaging your hearing also. If they do not take precautions now while they are young, they could be taking sign language classes later in life. I hope you are able to get through to them before any permanent damage is done. Since there is deafness in our family, our children are very aware of what they need to do to protect themselves and their hearing. Our children have had to learn to value their sense of hearing and have learned not to take it for granted. Hearing is a gift and it can be lost.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I wouldn't take away their music...for me music is a great inspiration. Music can get me through some pretty bad times and helps me enjoy the good times. Your daughters may find the same thing in music! Tell your daughters they need to keep it down...or give them a ten minute window where they can blast their music, but then its on low volume or head phones for the rest of the day.
@BarBaraPrz (17588)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Mar 07
Tell them to use ear phones?
@RAMONES (537)
• Belgium
26 Mar 07
Nice idea, but I don't like headphones, because the way they are cranking up the volume could damage their hearing permanently. Headsets are a proven cause of bad hearing with youngsters.
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@BarBaraPrz (17588)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Mar 07
This is true... I often hear the "music" coming out of kids headphones when I'm on the bus or at the mall... (I quotated music only because the sound that leaks out isn't the same that is heard through the headphone speakers.)
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