Golden Ruler's of Penmai
- Sep 3, 2012
It is not uncommon to find teenagers walking on the road with their I-pods’ earphones glued to their ears or even older people doing the same during a walk/jog or while cycling. Some love to watch TV shows with their headphones plugged to their ears. And of course, people use them for phone calls all the time.
But do you know that constant use of ear/headphones poses multiple risks to not just your hearing but also to your life?
Head/earphones block out outside noise which can be lethal for pedestrians as they cannot hear a vehicle honk and serious injuries and even death can happen due to the same. It not just blocks the outside noise but is also a source of distraction as the focus is lost while walking on roads.
There have been cases of deaths reported of people wearing headphones while crossing railway tracks, oblivious to the sound of the incoming train. The statistics is alarming and is increasing by the day. But that strangely does not deter people from risking their lives.
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