Inside the ear
What happens to our ears when we listen to loud music?
Keep it down!
The human threshold for hearing pain is 140db. Anything above this level of noise causes discomfort.
Nerves in the inner ear respond to higher decibels of sound in the form of pain.
Before the band begins to play the sound-translating hair-like cells are active and stand relatively straight.
After being bombarded with sound, these cells wilt and in some instances are damaged, creating that post-party buzzing sound.
The electrical signals generated from the cochlea are carried to the brain via the auditory nerve.
Sound vibrations are sent through the eardrum and across three bones to the cochlea.