Hosts Barbara Cochran and Dr. Gene Dorio of the Senior Hour radio show were joined by Dr. Ginny Veloz of the Santa Clarita Hearing Center to discuss if wearing air pods in both ears will cause a long-term effect in overall hearing.
“It depends on what we’re listening to through those air pods and it depends on the level of volume,” Dr. Veloz said. “And it depends on how many hours we’re listening.”
The source is in your ear instead of hearing it on a speaker, so we have to be careful to avoid loss of hearing, Dr. Ginny said. It is okay to take a phone call on the air pod but when it comes to music, we must be cautious.
It used to be earphones or ear buds that impacts our hearing but now it is air pods. The technology changes constantly but we have to keep in mind of limiting the time.
The signs of hearing loss has started earlier in younger generations due to the air pods. To decrease the chance of hearing loss, parents can limit how loud the volume can get on the iPhone, Dr. Veloz said.
Hearing screenings are provided in school to examine the hearing from kindergarten, second grade, fifth grade, seventh grade and twelfth grade. If they do not pass their hearing test, then they are referred to the Santa Clarita Hearing Center to do a full audiological evaluation.
Dr. Veloz notes that even though the students may pass the test it doesn’t mean they are good for life. Hearing loss can be a long-term side-effect if a teen blasts music.
“We’re doing more damage by listening to loud sounds, ” Dr. Veloz said.
To get in touch with the Santa Clarita Hearing Center, you can dial (661) 388-4135 and speak with someone about setting up an appointment. You can also request an appointment online through their website by clicking here.
Santa Clarita Hearing Center was founded by Dr. Ginny Veloz, Au.D., who has worked as an audiologist and hearing doctor for over 20 years. At Santa Clarita Hearing Center, customers can expect to find the most modern hearing aid technology currently available. Offering a complete range of diagnostic hearing services, Santa Clarita Hearing Center performs comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and repair. Additionally, they fit custom ear plugs and protection to treat customers’ medical hearing loss or tinnitus symptoms. With a wide range of hearing aid options to meet every budget and lifestyle, Santa Clarita Hearing Center focuses on delivering effective results with compassion, education and integrity.
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