We all know going to concerts or turning up the volume on our headphones is bad for the ears, but we rarely think about the damage when we're doing it.
A new video from AsapScience will probably change that.
The clip reveals the age of your ears by playing different frequencies that you should be able to hear at different stages of life. Under 30 and can't hear 16,000 Hz? Uh oh.
Hearing loss is permanent and exposure to loud noises speeds up the natural process. Tiny cells in the ears degenerate over time and cannot be replaced.
That's a good reason to take care of your hearing, because the loss of it has been tied to a more rapid onset of dementia and cognitive decline in older people.
Ever wonder what noises are bad for you? Check out the slideshow below to help protect yourself.
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<strong>Source: </strong>Traffic <strong>Decibels:</strong> 70 <strong>Safe Time:</strong> Unlimited
<strong>Source:</strong> Airplane cabin <strong>Decibels:</strong> 80 <strong>Safe Time:</strong> Unlimited
<strong>Source:</strong> Crying baby <strong>Decibels:</strong> 90 <strong>Safe time:</strong> 90 minutes
Source: Power lawn mower Decibels: 105 Safe Time: 2.8 minutes
<strong>Source:</strong> Concert or sport event <strong>Decibels:</strong> 110 <strong>Safe Time:</strong> 45 seconds
<strong>Source:</strong> Motorcycle revving <strong>Decibels:</strong> 120 <strong>Safe Time:</strong> 5.6 seconds
<strong>Source:</strong> Car stereo at full volume <strong>Decibels:</strong> 140 <strong>Safe Time:</strong> 0 seconds
Next: Common Sounds And Their Decibel Levels
Insect Noises At Night In An Open Field
10 decibels <em>Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/askthepixel/" target="_hplink">askthepixel</a></em>
Baby Crying, Heavy Truck Traffic And Trombone 16 Inches Away
Electric Guitar Amp At Maximum Volume, 6 Inches Away
110 decibels <em>Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28misguidedsouls/" target="_hplink">APM Alex</a></em>
Airport Runway And Inside A Bass Drum
Permanent Damage To Hearing
Jet Engine, Close Up
12 Feet In Front Of A Cannon Below The Muzzle
220 decibels <em>Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10413717@N08/" target="_hplink">Smabs Sputzer</a></em>
Next: Anti-Aging Tips
Exercising does more than improve your exterior. Several studies have found <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/phys-ed-how-exercising-keeps-your-cells-young/" target="_hplink">an active lifestyle keeps your cells young</a>, according to <em>The New York Times.</em>
Eat Carrots, Pumpkin and Squash
These orange veggies are chock full of the phytonutrient alpha-carotene, which <a href="http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-alpha-carotene-112310,0,2855017.story" target="_hplink">lowered the risk of dying from cancer and cardiovascular diseases</a> in a study, according to <em>The Los Angeles Times</em>.
Avoid Too Much Sun
Sun worshippers, take heed: Between <a href="http://www.who.int/uv/faq/skincancer/en/index1.html" target="_hplink">two and three million people are diagnosed with skin cancer</a> globally each year, according to the World Health Organization. With May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, <a href="http://www.thirdage.com/skin/skin-cancer-awareness-month">Third Age has tips on how to avoid the "potentially fatal cancer."</a>
A ring-a-ding-ding! Dr. Braverman of <em>The Doctors</em> suggests <a href="http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/content/Anti_Aging" target="_hplink">having sex at least two times a week to help "reboot the brain</a>."
Take Your Omega-3s
Studies suggest that foods rich in this fatty acid may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's.
The Computer-Exercise Combo
<em>Huff/Post50</em> recently reported on a study that had subjects <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/01/preventing-memory-loss_n_1465789.html?ref=fifty&ir=Fifty&just_reloaded=1">do moderate exercise and use a computer, which resulted in increased memory function</a>.
Up Your Glutathione Intake
<a href="http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/quality-life-concierge/2012/apr/16/glutathione-anti-aging-machine/">Glutathione is a rock-star antioxidant found in the body's cells</a> that "neutralizes harmful free radicals," and keeps cells running smoothly, <a href="http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/glutathione-new-supplement-on-block" target="_hplink">according to WebMD</a>. To attain these benefits, eat a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables.
Own A Pet
While there are conflicting reports on whether or not pets will add years to your life, it is confirmed that <a href="http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/rethinking-the-value-of-pets/" target="_hplink">pets can ease stress and lower blood pressure</a>, <em>The New York Times</em> reports.
Limit Sugar Intake
A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but it also "<a href="http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/02/11437/societal-control-sugar-essential-ease-public-health-burden" target="_hplink">changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, critically alters the signaling of hormones and causes significant damage to the liver</a>," according to three doctors at the University of California at San Francisco. In a <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/full/482027a.html" target="_hplink">recent issue of Nature</a>, they argued that the health hazards of sugar are similar to those related to drinking too much alcohol.