Can you really damage your hearing by listening to your headphones too loud?

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Teenage Boy Wearing Headphones And Listening To Music In Urban SettingYes. MP3 players create sound levels that can cause hearing loss if they are used at high volumes for long periods of time. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital determined that listening to a portable music player with headphones at 60 percent of their potential volume for one hour a day is relatively safe.