This happens in two ways: listening at too high of a volume, or listening for too long. Studies have confirmed the obvious fact that “the louder the noise and the longer you’re hearing it, the greater the risk of hearing loss” (Siegel). This study concluded that an increasing amount of teens are suffering hearing loss and “wearing earbuds to listen to music may be to blame” (Siegel). The knowledge of loud sounds hurting the ear is well known, but not as many people are aware of the problems caused by listening to music for an extended amount of time. “Constant low-level noise might cause hearing problems, a new study in rats finds” (Cheung). Even music at a low level can damage a listener’s hearing if heard for an extended period of time, but what can losing some hearing really do to a
Earbuds are a major when we go places. Even though they are lightweight, small, and convenient, they have a darker side. They can hurt your hearing. They can damage your eardrum over time. Why you may ask. It is because the of volume. The volume is the cause of the damage, not the earbud. Here is why and how to stop it.
Earbuds are a major concern in hearing loss. Although, the real problem is not in the product, it’s in the volume. Getting a pair of earbuds for Christmas, your birthday or any other occasion is awesome, but if you don’t keep it at an appropriate volume it is dangerous. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1.1 billion young adults and teens are globally at risk of developing major hearing loss. Also, wearing earbuds and listening to loud music is the same as the sound of motorcycles, chainsaws, and rock concerts. Earbuds are only bad for your hearing if you don’t turn the volume down.
Analysis of Argument Against Headphones A century has passed since the creation of headphones, yet they have only recently come under fire. Headphones provide a way for people to listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts privately without disrupting others around them. However, all of this private listening may soon fall on deaf ears. In Virginia Heffernan’s article “Against Headphones”, she presents an argument stating that although headphones are useful in some professions, they cause substantial hearing loss, especially in young people. The formulated argument is effective and valid, and incorporates ethos, logos, and opposing viewpoints with rebuttals.
She gives three reasons in order to support her claim. The first reason is “teenagers exhibit what’s known as a slight hearing loss.” The author tried to convince to parents that if children constantly using headphones, they often cannot hear sounds at a low volume and they cannot make out consonants like T’s or K's. The second reason is “the danger of digital culture to young people is not that they have hummingbird attention spans but that they are going deaf.” In this reason, Heffernan wanted to show that how dangerous of headphones will cause. The last reason is headphone users who listen to music at high volume for more than an hour a day risk permanent hearing loss after five
Analysis of Argument Against Headphones Headphones have been in use for over a century, yet they have only recently become a topic of debate. Headphones are a way for people to listen to music, audiobooks, or whatever they like privately without disrupting others around them. However, all of this private listening may soon be falling on deaf ears. In Virginia Heffernan’s article “Against Headphones”, she presents a valid argument stating that although headphones are useful in some professions, they are causing substantial hearing loss, especially in young people. The formulated argument effectively incorporates ethos, logos, and opposing viewpoints with rebuttals, but could be strengthened in some areas to increase effectiveness.
Are Cochlear Implants Threatening the Deaf Community? According to the Deaf Culture Centre, Deaf Culture is defined as the “heart of the Deaf community everywhere in the world. Language and culture are inseparable. They are intertwined and passed down through generations of Deaf people.” It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of Americans live with some form of hearing loss, yet deaf and hard of hearing society members remain oppressed by the mainstream culture (Callis). These people that identify with the deaf culture, use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. ASL is a combination of hand signs and facial expressions that are unique to the Deaf community. Deaf people view deafness as a blessing and a unique way to live life. They are very proud and prideful. In the Deaf culture, the decision of getting a cochlear implant has been controversial for many years.
For centuries, persuasive literature has used a variety of tactics to sway the audience’s thoughts. From appealing to emotion, to appealing to logic, authors have devised a way to not only change what a reader thinks, but how they think. In the article, The Argument Against Headphones, author Virginia Heffernan
Stanley Caron Communication 9 Mr. G Period A 2017 November 19 I Can’t Hear! I can't hear! Technology is ruining our hearing and vision. Studies have shown from listening to music to loudly can cause permanent hearing damage. Many people are experiencing this problem because how easy we can
As the world grows larger, society is adding more technology. Cell phones have taken over the lives of many people. In most cases, people are either using their phones to pay bills, use social media, or to talk to someone in a quick way. Children have been impacted by cell
“Against Headphones” article by Virginia Heffernan talks about the dangerous things headphones do to teens. She says that 1 out of 5 teens have trouble hearing, believed to be caused by headphones. The amount of teens with hearing troubles has increased 33% since 1994. She states that people who listen to things with headphones daily have a higher chance of hearing loss.
Headphones are very popular in our every day lives, but it can bring arguments amongst many people. Virginia Heffernan published an article considering the use of headphones called “Against Headphones” on January 9, 2011 in the 9th edition of The New York Times magazine. In this article Heffernans ambition is to try to persuade her readers that teenagers and adults should use headphones less. Heffernan is not only try to convince them to use headphones less, she is trying to overcome the type of headphones being used, and how they are using them. Heffernan uses many strong, and convincing claims to support her argument in this article.
Against Headphones In the article “Against Headphones”, Virginia Heffernan, a writer and to critic, claims 1 in 5 children are going deaf because of the overuse of headphones. She supports her claim by first stating facts about a study about “people who habitually blast MP3 players”. Then she provides the history of headphones. Then, she talks about in the 50’s men were drowning out their families with headphones. Lastly, she states her claim and tells people too “Make it a New Year’s resolution, then, to use headphones less”. Heffernan s purpose of this article is to inform the reader of the dangers of using headphones too loudly and too long in order to get them to use them less.
During my sophmore year of high school, I decided to join my schools drill team. During drill season my teamates and i would attend all football games that my high school football team played in. in order to get to these football, my team and i would ride on a school bus with fellow band members. THis very crowded bus got very noisy. During this bus ride i liked to use the time to mentally prepare for my performance. The noise from the crowded bus did not allow me to use the time to my advantage. i started to wonder how i could fix this problem. I started to observe the people on the bus. I noticed a lot of people hd headphones or earphones to block out the noise from the bus. I was very intrigued. I decided to bring my own headphones to the next football game to see if this could work. My earphone did not work like i wanted
Check the music settings menu and limit the loudness of the volume to 75%. If the device does not have this option, purchase a set of volume limit headphones you can plug into the device. If your children are only just of school-age, be sure to choose a pair which have the soft ear cups rather than the inner ear option. Soft ear cups block out more of the outside noise, so your children are less likely to raise the volume.