As you walk through the streets of a big city or the hallways of a local school you’re sure to see people, both young and old, with earbuds stuffed into their ear canals. Many of which “Let the rhythm pound!” as referenced in a Black Eyed Peas song titled “Play It Loud” as they venture through their day. No matter the genre of music you like the chances are you like to listen to it…LOUD. And over long periods of time, this can be harmful to your hearing!

But when you make the decision to crank the volume of your tunes on your mobile device and shove those little earbuds into your ears, you’re exposing yourself to deafening sound levels. Those levels actually have been measured to be as high as 120 decibels which is equivalent to the sound of a roaring jet engine [source: Science Daily]. Without even thinking about it people listen at these levels for hours on end. Doctors warn that listening for extended periods of steady loud noise through earbuds may cause people to pay the ultimate price for their listening pleasure…their hearing.

Hearing Loss In Teens

Teenagers tend to be huge culprits of this earbud behavior. Many teenagers use earbuds to tune out the surrounding world. We came across a study published in 2010 in Journal of the American Medical Association with some startling facts. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers already suffer from some degree of hearing loss? Most likely as a result of listening to their favorite music loud while wearing those infamous earbuds [source: Ostrow].

But if you think you’ll never again be able to listen to your favorite Snoop Dogg or U2 songs while jogging, don’t fret. There is a way to listen to your favorite music without putting anything in your ears. Try bone conduction headphones such as our Vibrabeats Vidonns. Bone conducting headphones are designed to transmit sound through your cheekbones directly to the innermost part of the ear that sends nerve impulses to the brain. This leaves your ears open and your eardrums free from harm.

Bone Conduction Headphones: A Better Way To Listen

The reason for hearing loss is due to eardrum damage from our eardrums vibrating. When you listen to music using bone conduction headphones this technology acts as your eardrums sending sound vibrations through your bone directly to the cochlea. The cochlea interprets the vibrations and presto…you have sound. By bypassing your eardrums you keep them safe from the excess vibrations reducing the damage which contributes to hearing loss.

The Safest Headphones Ever Created

All that said we feel that you will agree with us when we say that we have created one of the safest headphones on the market. Our Vibrabeats Vidonn Titanium Wireless bone conduction headphones weren’t just made with active people in mind. They were specifically designed to help reduce eardrum damage which leads to hearing loss. We’d love for you and your family members to give them a try. Remember, don’t stop listening to music through headphones…just listen safer!


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