“These go to eleven.”
Professor Harvey Dillon, from Hearing Australia on a recent report that young people (18 to 34) risk developing permanent hearing problems if they go to noisy bars and listen to loud music through headphones:
Our rule of thumb is if people have to raise their voice or actually shout at you to make themselves understood while you are listening to music in your ears, then that is loud enough to be potentially damaging.
This is gonna make me an old fogey, but if you’re wearing headphones (with music on) while actually trying to listen to someone speak to you, you need to have them snatched off your head like a bad weave. Rude!
On the way back from lunch yesterday, Betsy and I were seated on the metro in front of a woman whose music was so loud, I assumed she was just disregarding the rules and playing it through small speakers or her phone. Nope, she had headphones on. I don’t see how she’s going to retain good hearing if it’s so loud from her headphones that Betsy and I had to speak up to talk to each other.
Points to anyone that gets the reference in the title.