| GEO Health|
| Loud music could lead to hearing loss|
| Updated at: 1228 PST, Friday, April 23, 2010|
NEW YORK: Young people are putting their health at risk by listening to music at the same volume as jet engine noise, an expert has warned.
Playing MP3 players such as iPods at high volumes and using earphones that fit into the ear canal could lead to loss of hearing, it is claimed.
Experts said some players generate volumes in the ear in excess of 120 decibels, which is 'similar in intensity to a jet engine' and louder than a pneumatic drill.
Surveys have shown that more than 90 per cent of young people in Europe and the U.S. used them, often for several hours a day at maximum volume.