This VO is about the health risks of using earbuds too loudly. Most students are seen walking around campus idenfiably listening to music with this piece of equipment attached to their ear. Many of them may be unaware of the damage they can cause themselves by overmodulating their mini speakers. Most of the damage is not permanent, but there have been cases where damage was visible. That visibility includes: buzzing of the eardrum after listening, aching in the ear canal and also partial hearing impediments. The best way to test if hearing damage has become permanent is by visiting your doctor for a physical hearing exam.
By: Ashley Radford