Sometimes we like our music a little too loud. And sometimes we don’t care what others think about it. But we also don’t think about what damage it could cause to our own bodies.
I’m not talking about ear damage, but rather lung damage. “Thorax”, one of the world’s most popular respiratory medicine journals, wrote an unusual article back in 2004. It was about four young males who all had problems with a collapsed lung. One of them was listening to music in his car, which had a 1,000-watt bass box. The other three were attending a loud concert when their lungs collapsed.
The medics made a conclusion that the cause of the lung collapse might have been the loud music. According to them it caused a vibration to the lungs with the same frequency of the booming bass, which caused the lung’s rupture.
It looks like not just your ears could get damaged by your car’s stereo. So next time you feel like turning up the volume to max, think first about your own body.