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Saturday, June 4, 2011

KISS: Paul Stanley On Hearing Loss

CBS Sacramento producer Shawn Boyd conducted an interview with KISS frontman Paul Stanley before the band's headline show at Raley Field in Sacramento, California on May 29, 2011. Stanley who serves as ambassador spokesperson for the world-renowned non-profit House Research Institute, spoke about the epidemic in hearing loss amongst teens. He advised that "there's a better way to listen" through the use of earplugs and keeping personal listening devices at safe levels. Check out the chat below.

When asked what advice he would give to others looking to protect their hearing, Stanley said, "I'm a fan of over-the-ear headphones, which are kind of larger. But when I listen with those, I can put in an earplug and still blast music. What it does is it blocks out those really harmful frequencies but allows me to really experience the music, not only in an audio sense but also physically. Earbuds are great too. The problem with earbuds is that they really tend to go directly into your ear, blocking everything out. No matter which you are using, if you are not using some sort of device to block the sound, you really don't want to turn it up more than 60 percent of what it is capable of, because most of these units now are capable of turning your brain to jelly."

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