Not only does it make conversation just about impossible, but now we have actual medical evidence that booming bass notes are bad—and not just for your hearing.
- Blasting music can be hard on the ears and the neighbors, and now researchers say it can also pack enough punch to collapse a lung. Reporting in the medical journal Thorax, they describe the cases of four young men who suffered a lung collapse -- technically called pneumothorax -- that appeared to be triggered by loud music
[researchers] suspect that loud music may damage the lungs due to its booming bass frequency, which can be felt as a vibration going through the body. The lungs may essentially start to vibrate in the same frequency as the bass, which could cause a lung to rupture.
For some reason, tall, thin, male smokers join those with pre-existing lung problems are most at risk—but why take the chance? Just turn it down a notch, and all your attendees will thank you.
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