Doctors and scientists in Australia, China, Switzerland and the United States warned of the danger of addiction to video games on the integrity of the sense of hearing and ear.
According to these studies, there is a relationship between spending a long time in playing these games and infection with hearing loss and ear.
“Game practitioners usually tend to raise the sound levels of the game while playing for several hours,” the researcher team said. They warned of the possibility of the player to lose the hearing permanently or the constant tinnitus in the ear.
The study, in the American Carolina Medical University, the University of Beijing Medical University, the Australian Ear Science Institute and the World Health Organization, included more than 50 thousand video games practitioners among about 3 billion who use video games.
While the research team admitted that there are gaps in the evidence available due to the limited data, but the existing amount of data ‘indicates that playing games can be a common reason for unsafe hearing, which can endanger many individuals worldwide at the risk of hearing loss or injury In the tinnitus’.
The research published by the BMG Public Health magazine warned this month that users who use the headphone are the most affected, as they are exposed to “unsafe sound levels”, adding that this noise can endanger the risk of hearing loss.
While research sparked fears that video games would lead to addiction to exercise, sleep disorder and introverted, other assessments said they could improve the compatibility between the eye and the hand, develop problems solving and strengthening memory skills.