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Ear buds jeopardizing hearing

For many of us, listening to music is part of our daily routine. But are your ear phones ruining your hearing?

Experts say the answer is yes and millions of Americans will likely lose their hearing in the years ahead.

"Even over 30 minutes can cause temporary hearing loss and even permanent hearing loss," said Audiologist Cristin Cleek.

Ear buds can produce up to 120 decibels of sound. Hearing damage begins at 85 decibels.

According to the American Academy of Audiology, one in five Americans can no longer hear high pitched sounds.

Doctors recommends these strategies so you can tune in without completely tuning out.

  • The volume of your music should never exceed 50 percent.
  • Set a volume lock on your child's listening device.
  • Limit listening to music to one hour a day.

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