Eighty percent of youngsters say that they suffer from a ringing in their ears from time to time as a result of loud music.
Antwerp University's Paul Van de Heyning claims that 18% of Flemish youth suffer from tinnitus. This is a continuous ringing in the ear.
It's above all after a night out that young people complain of a ringing in the ears. Doctors recommend wearing earplugs at parties or at venues where loud music is played. Some 5% of youngsters are currently believed to use earplugs.
There is no cure for tinnitus. The youngsters will have to live with the ringing in their ears for their entire lives.