Reduce music volume at gyms

The rising number of gyms across Brunei Darussalam reflects the country’s growing healthy lifestyle.

The public can join zumba sessions to spinning classes, from martial arts to bootcamp lessons.

These activities are helpful and should be encouraged to combat the obesity which has plagued our society.

However, gym owners should remember to reduce the loud music and high bass level played during workout sessions.

The continuous loud music and high bass level can cause tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), sudden deafness (SSHL), and, worst of all, permanent hearing loss to customers and gym instructors themselves.

If loud music is to be played, then at least, let the ‘bass level’ be reduced.

Not all gyms play loud music, but for those that do, I hope they consider this suggestion, not only for the ears of their customers but their own.

Abdul Malik Omar

The writer believes that gyms should reduce the music volume to avoid damage to hearing