Charity RNID is predicting a hearing loss timebomb after carrying out research that shows 90 per cent of young people experience the signs of hearing damage after a night out but do nothing about it.
The research published today shows 70 per cent of clubbers, 68 per cent of gig-goers and 44 per cent of people who go to bars experience symptoms such as ringing in the ears.
The RNID is calling on the government to establish a recommended noise exposure level for audiences attending music venues and events and educate young people about noise as a public health risk.
Chief executive of RNID John Low said: “We’re all familiar with messages about practising safe sex and using suncream – but the lack of guidance on loud music means this generation of music lovers could be facing a hearing loss timebomb.”
Like It Loud report