At 9/6/12 07:11 AM, Criminal-23 wrote:
[Losing listening power? Wat?!]
I recently realized that my listening ability had worsened. For some reason, people in a five-meter radius can hear the music I'm playing from my earphones. It used to be a one-meter radius a few months ago. What can I do to restore my listening power (excluding operation shit)? Or am I stuck with terrible listening forever?
A few months ago, on my Ipod nano, the main volume I had set was 55/100 full, all the time. Now it's 80/100, and the volume sounds the same as before (in my ears). I can't tell whether it's my earphones with some broken wires, or my ear dying a slow and painful death.
This happened to me when I was using my old headphones too. From 80% volume being the highest I'd ever go it started to become 100%. This was on my mobile though so the volume control was pretty crappy and the highest volume was just about enough for someone near me to hear what I'm listening to slightly, but still.
Apparently, the ear specialist did confirm a hearing loss. My almost entirely deaf ear went down from like 55% hearing loss to 70% hearing loss and my working ear went from 10% or so to 20% hearing loss. So I stopped using headphones for good.
But it could just be that the volume power of your headphones or iPod starts to dissipate after a while. I dunno, not sure how these things work. Whatever the case, go to an ear specialist so he can conduct a test on you and give you advice.