Puro Sound Labs established the Listen Up, Listen Smart campaign as a platform to boost awareness for noise-induced hearing loss and the prevalent epidemic it has quickly become.
Today, one in five teens suffer from some form of hearing loss, a 31% increase since the mid-90s. The driving force of this growth is that 50% of teens and young adults age 12-35 are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from their personal music players.
With many headphones reaching maximum volumes of 105 Db, most people don't realize just how loud their music or podcasts are. At 85 decibels and above, long or repeated exposure can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the time it takes to damage hearing.
By listening up and listening smart with Puro, we can promote healthy listening and help prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Because after all, life is worth hearing.