Experts are warning children as young as four are facing hearing damage due to loud music from headphones.
The Ear Science Institute Australia is warning there has been a rise in children and teenagers suffering from hearing loss.
Lions Hearing Clinic audiologist Anna Kania told The West Australian the trend is due to the growing number of personal music devices and portable DVD players in cars.
Ms Kania says the sound in ear buds can often reach up to 110 decibels, well above the safe level of 85.
She says in order for young people’s ears to adjust back to a normal environment, they should take a break every 20 minutes.