Positive Effects of Music on Health

by Vikram R. Content Writer

Did you know that continued exposure to the loud beats of the drums (105 dB) can permanently damage your hearing? Lawn mowers, 60 - 90 dB, which are used for several hours a days can impair hearing too from over exposure. A Live Rock music concert can go upto 114 dB which crosses the average pain threshold for humans. But why is it that we're talking about the different decibel levels that can be harmful to humans? Because that's just the theme for the World Health Day, 2019 that is to be celebrated on 7th April.

The World Health Organisation and other organisations together celebrate 7th April as World Health Day each year. The first World Health Assembly was held in 1948 when it was decided that 7th April be marked to celebrate it with effect from 1950. It is one of the eight official campaigns marked by WHO. Each year a theme is selected and the events and activities are held around it. Global Polio Eradication was the chosen theme in 1955 and since then most of the countries have become free of this disease while in the remaining countries its awareness and preventive measures have definitely increased.

This year the theme selected by WHO is 'Check your Hearing’ in accordance with the World Hearing Day. It is a known fact that many hearing problems are caused due to over exposure to loud music particularly in young people. The habit of using earphones excessively on loud volumes is quite damaging to the hearing. Attending live concerts without any precautions can also be harmful to the ears. Taking simple measures to protect your eardrums will go a long way in helping you enjoy the auditory system for a few more years.

  • Smaller devices closer to the eardrums are more damaging. So it would be wiser to avoid earphones whenever possible.

  • It is imperative to keep in mind the thumb rule - 60 percent volume for 60 minutes of headphone usage.

  • With the evolution of technology there are various earplugs that can be used when being exposed to loud music.

While on the topic of music and hearing, it can be noted that the music of the golden era was mellow and even its peppy numbers were within safe hearing levels. Maybe that's one more reason why Saregama Carvaan makes the perfect gift for every occasion. It has 5000 preloaded songs of the golden era that come in a retro looking audio player. And let's not forget the positive effects of music in a person's life. Music therapy is widely used in treating depression and anxiety and also with memory issues in elderly people suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia. Music heals people, brings them together and adds colours in life. So on this happy note, ‘Check your Hearing’ and gift a Saregama Carvaan.

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