Study: Earbuds can cause early hearing loss

Published: Aug. 15, 2016 at 12:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2016 at 12:19 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Listen up, though it may be hard to.

Doctors are noticing a trend that people are losing their hearing at an earlier age.

The theory is that headphones, specifically the ear buds might be the source of the problem.

Audiologists at the University of Texas say the volume of your music should not be more than 60-percent of what your device is capable of.

Doctors also say to limit earbud use in smartphones and tablets to no more than 60-minutes per day.

It is recommended using custom-fit earbuds to better fit your ears.

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