Headphones could render you deaf, says WHO.
The World Health Organisation has released a study that suggests that listening to loud music on headphones can damage children's hearing, or lead to them being deaf.
This news may be music to our ears. But it's also not new. Anyone will tell you that continuously listening to loud music will most likely to have a negative effect on your hearing. But to what extent?
Xolani Gwala spoke to Tanya Hanekom, President Elect of the South African Association of Audiologists to hear their view. He asked her why loud music affects children specifically.
The risk is equally threatening to everyone and not just children but young people are more likely the ones to as a way of recreation be exposed to loud music as a means of lifestyle etc.