What was that? I can’t hear you.

I was browsing MSN’s news yesterday and The Who’s Pete Townshend warns iPod users caught my attention. The article is about the guitarist’s concerns regarding headphone popularity and concern with the inevitable result of future hearing problems. He, along with some others — electricnews.net, slashdot.com, and headwize.com (see their article on “Preventing Hearing Damage When Listening With Headphones”) to name a few — all bring up important points [that should be common sense but aren’t usually even top-of-mind] regarding the headphones and hearing loss. More specifically the growing popularity of headphone usage with any sort of sound interaction and the increasing likelihood of hearing damage.
With the continuing advancement and ease of technology, it’s just something to keep in mind when it involves your overall health and wellness.