Live Fast! Damage Your Hearing

Live Fast! Damage Your Hearing

Music plays a very important role to a number of individuals all over the world. People listen to music and find it a good way to multitask different activities. Whether one is exercising, driving or commuting to work or perhaps riding the public transit, you will often notice a few people listening to music with their headphones on minding their own business. There is indeed a lot of fun to be had with music with that being said, just like any other form of leisure and entertainment it is best to practice moderation. Let us look are you loud music can damage your hearing.

We live in this fast paced world and we are given ample ways to do a variety of things all at the same time. As mentioned earlier, many listen to music while they are engaged to a number of activities. With countless number of songs to choose from, people will not be finding any shortage of tracks to listen to at anytime soon. Music also has a lot of positive therapeutic effects with it helping calm people up, keeps them relaxed and in some cases give them a boost of energy they need to accomplish tasks. This is the reason people are very much attached to music in various forms and genre.

It should be noted however that any form of music when it gets out of hand can turn into noise. This is quite apparent when people set their volume too high or loud for their own sake. Whether you are at a live concert or just listening to the radio, even on your headphones, having the music turned too loud can cause damage to your hearing. This is why it is important to avoid such incidents when the situation calls for them. How do you know what volume of sound is dangerous to your ears?

Decibels (dB) are the measurement sound pressure scales from. The higher the decibel levels are, the more dangerous it becomes to its receiver. At decibel level of 85 or stronger people are at risk in permanently damaging their ears. For people who enjoy listening to music with stock earphones on a regular basis, a level of 100 decibels can be generated when the volume is set to max which is known to cause permanent damage after listening in just 15 minutes per day. How about during concerts and other live events? A loud rock concert is able to generate 115 decibels of environment noise which can be very dangerous. The decibel level of 125 is where pain from the ears begins which is definitely not a good sign to stay farther away to where the noise was generated.

One of the most common occupational hazards a huge number of individuals are facing today comes from noise. Indeed, several people suffer from early signs of deafness due to environmental noises they are exposed to on a regular day to day basis. This is the reason why it is important for one to discern music from noise and avoid setting their volumes up too high for their own good. Even classical music can hurt your ears when the volume is set to max and this is why one should be wary of the decibel levels to avoid having problems with your hearing in the future.

Misheard Song Lyrics

Misheard Song Lyrics

Singing along with a popular music or with our favorite song is fairly common. When we hear it play on the radio or while we’re shopping, we can’t refrain from singing it out loud. That being said, there are occasions that we get the song’s lyrics wrong. Sometimes, it’s because of hearing loss. While in most cases, it is a result of central auditory processing disorder. CAPD causes confusion during popular songs and sing-alongs. Here are some of the funniest interpretations of lyrics out there!

1. Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason

This video will prove that you don’t have to memorize the song’s lyrics word by word, as long as you hit those notes. Attagirl!

2. Ellie Goulding‘s Love Me Like You Do

If you’re a big fan of a capellas, this clip is for you. The video started with a warm “Hello!” from the singer and a flying kiss. One of the most memorable lines from this video is “I can watch you in the dark.”

3. Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud

“Maybe I, never lie. Oh, 70!” Wait, what did I just hear?

4. Mariah Carey’s Without You

Valentina Hassan became popular after auditioning to a singing contest in Bulgaria. Listen to her version of Mariah Carey’s Without You. Maybe after watching this video, you’ll realize that “You ken lee anymore.” One of the comments in the Youtube video said that she only messed up some of the lyrics, but nailed the tolibu dibu douchoo parts.

Valentina’s interpretation: Ken leeeee! Tolibu dibu douchoooo. Ken leeee! Ken lee meju more.

Mariah’s version: I can’t live. If living is without you. I can’t live, can’t give anymore.

There are also songs that will make you search it’s lyrics to confirm if you heard it right. Here are some of them:

 1. Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud

Version 1: Take me into your lemon arms

Version 2: Take me into your loving arms

Which version is the song’s true lyrics? Find out below:

2. Taylor Swift’s Blank Space

Version 1: Got a lot of Starbucks lover

Version 2: Got a long list of ex-lovers

Does Taylor love coffee? Go watch the music video.

3. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s Bang Bang

Version 1: Bang bang into the womb

Version 2: Bang bang into the roof

Probably they’re explaining how babies were created?

4. Iggy Azalea’s Fancy

Version 1: Can’t you taste this scone?

Version 2: Can’t you taste this gold?

Now let us have it!

5. Celine Dion’s version of All by Myself

Version 1: Obama’s elf

Version 2: All by myself

 Maybe Obama does have an elf.

Lasers Can Fix Your Banged Up Eardrums

Lasers Can Fix Your Banged Up Eardrums

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), at least 37 million adult Americans have tinnitus. This condition pertains to ‘ringing in the ears’ in the form of hissing, roaring or whistling sounds. Due to elaborate innermost anatomy of the ears and complex nerve pathways, there is no known cause of tinnitus yet. That being said, muscular tension, damage in the cochlea, and brain injury are claimed to be the source of this condition. Nevertheless, one thing is certain: tinnitus is not imaginary.

 Treatment of Tinnitus

 Out of the three proposed sources of tinnitus, treatment for brain injury-induced tinnitus is still non-existent. Be that as it may, low-level laser therapy for tinnitus caused by muscular tension and cochlean damage are yielding good outcome. But what is low-level laser therapy (LLLT)?

 LLLT started through the efforts of Dr. Uwe Mitt of Hamburg in Germany. The therapy was then developed by Dr. Lutz Wilden of the Center for Low-Level Laser Therapy. LLLT is based on the premise that “laser energy in the red and near infrared light spectrum can penetrate tissues.” It is also said that LLLT is capable of restoring damaged tissues and reversing various degenerative conditions. Even if this approach is relatively new, it is said that LLLT is an effective method in treating peripheral and central nervous system injuries and disorders. However, its therapeutic morality in cochlear dysfunction, such as chronic cochlear tinnitus or sensorineural hearing loss, is still controversial.

 Based from published journal articles, the results of LLLT in treating tinnitus showed promising effects. In fact, 88 percent of the subjects from an LLLT experiment illustrated that there is a significant reduction in the intensity of tinnitus. There were also reported studies that produced negative results when they tried to mimic the original soft laser therapy administered by Dr. Wilden in varying intensities and sessions. Records show that those who had unsuccessful outcomes treated their subjects for 6 to 10 minutes per sessions, while some went through the therapy once or twice a week. But health professionals who offer LLLT argued that those experiments radiated their test subjects for no more than 100 minutes for several months. This is in contrast with Dr. Wilden’s original test where patients were treated with LLLT for 600 minutes in a span of 2 weeks.

How We Found Our Niche Market

How We Found Our Niche Market

Leederadio is the home of alternative Asian-influenced music, with everything from K-Pop and J-Pop to Deep House and Acid Trance. Obviously, we’re focused on a pretty specific niche, so how do you market to an Asian audience?

In general, diversifying your marketing endeavors to an international market, including marketing to an Asian audience, will allow your business to expand its customer base and have wider reach. In fact, the Asian community in the United States is considered as the fastest-growing race group in the country. That’s why businesses create marketing campaigns that are directed towards the Asian audience. Here are some tips on how you can bolster your marketing efforts that involve the Asian niche:

1. Exploit the powers of social media

Asians, particularly those in the Southeast Asia, account to almost 500 million active Facebook users and one-thirds of Twitter accounts. Social media users in the region are also heavily engaged in mobile chat applications such as WhatsApp and WeChat. On that account, you should avoid focusing all your efforts on a single entity, but rather develop a strategy that is applicable across all social media platforms and chat applications.

2. Become knowledgeable about your audience

This entails identifying who your target audience is. Since the Asian culture is very diverse, your efforts should be able to penetrate the right audience. Consequently, this will enable you to select the right media that will draw the attention of your prospective market.

 3. Go mobile

A study on the consumption pattern of those in the Asia Pacific region illustrated that the Asian market is engrossed on contents on their smartphones and tablets. As such, businesses should create content that can adapt on various technological platforms.

 4. Properly segment your audience

Rather than looking at the region in pieces, group your market based on interests, behavior and motivating force. Through this, you can create an approach where specific segments can directly relate to.

 5. Localize your marketing platforms

This does not simply mean translating your content to the local language, but rather creating a marketing feel that is specifically tailored to a certain market. For instance, employ an SEM strategy that will incorporate localized keywords that will perfectly describe your website and content. Another example is instituting multiple localized pages that will cater to a specified Asian market. In doing this, you should be ready to dedicate a lot of time customizing your page and its content.

Talented Asian Pop Singers On The Rise

Talented Asian Pop Singers On The Rise

There are many talented Asian pop singers around the world right now. In many ways the whole pop music genre suits their cultural mindset. This is, of course, a big generalisation, but it is also true in a number of important aspects. The pop music industry has always been formulaic, with producers and managers moulding young performers into made for television stars. Whether it was Kylie Minogue or Sheena Easton, Madonna in her early years, and so many more, there has always been a formula for the presentation of these artists.

Talented Asian Pop Singers On The Rise

BoA would have to be considered one of the biggest Asian pop singers on the rise, having crossed over into American movies recently as well. This very attractive South Korean woman is a vocalist with lots of talent and has even been called the Orient’s Britney Spears. But why sully a wonderful Asian superstar with comparisons to Anglos, when she is a veritable tsunami of dance moves and divahood. She began her pop journey as an eleven-year-old, being chosen like a princess from a fairy tale by record producers at SM Entertainment. Amazingly for a South Korean she is even popular in Japan.

Coco Lee is dubbed the Japanese Madonna circa nineteen eighties, as she is a dance club diva of the highest order. But what is this never ending comparing of apples with oranges, Godzilla with Uncle Sam, can’t these Asian chicks just stand on their own without the endless comparisons? Asia has always been accused of ripping off Occidental ideas, you know piracy and all that, and with pop star princesses nothing has changed. Coco Lee is a class act and just happens to hail from the land of the rising sun.

Suzy Miss A is another one of these Asian beauties, hailing from Korea and a multi-talented singer/ actress who has appeared in a couple of movies. Drop dead gorgeous in that delicate Asian flower kind of way, she has been called Korea’s ‘first love’. Well, if she was my first love there would not ever need to be a second love, unless she was run over by a bus, or some other unfortunate tragedy occurred. Suzy is the girl for me, stalkers get out of the way, I am coming through. These talented Asian pop singers on the rise are blitzing the airwaves and illuminating the screens at the movies.

Proper Posture: A Performer’s Advantage

Proper Posture: A Performer’s Advantage

“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

Proper posture is probably the most common trait which a lot of performers lack in their early years. Correct posture conveys poise, elegance and power. It opens up your body language, boosts your confidence and shows you’re proud of who you are.

Why is Good Posture So Important?

Good posture is vital in giving out a great performance. Let’s take for example the opera or musical theater singers. Breath is needed to support the voice and having proper posture can help enhance their breathing to give them vocal strength, control and a better-sounding voice.

Posture affects breath support.  Proper posture can increase breath capacity as it creates the largest space possible in the chest cavity so the lungs can expand fully. Since it keeps the chest high and the rib cage expanded, it opens up a space so air can flow freely and progress unobstructed through the vocal cords. And with more air, singers are able to sing longer phrases without sounding like they are running out of air.

It’s no surprise then that a lot of performers seek the help of a chiropractor for posture check and posture correction as they know very well why an extremely good posture is a necessity for all aspects of a successful performance.

Poor posture is the cause of many physical problems, body aches and sometimes severe pain and dysfunction. Maintaining upright posture with a straight, stacked spine will also help them look confident, elegant and feel at their best which is an advantage for any performer. Making a few minor changes to their posture will result in an instant improvement of their performance and how others perceive them.

The Benefits of a Good Posture

  1. A good posture can help facilitate breathing.
  2. A good posture can help keep bones and joints in the right alignment.
  3. A good posture can help diminish the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces.
  4. A good posture can help prevent back, neck and muscular pain.
  5. A good posture can help prevent muscle aches and muscle fatigue.
  6. A good posture can help improve overall circulation.
  7. A good posture can help improve your appearance and image.
  8. A good posture can help avoid health complications.

Good posture says a lot about a person and everyone should learn about the subtleties of a perfect posture as it speaks power, confidence and success which can immediately change the way others see us, and the way we feel about ourselves.

How’s your posture?

Ten Cool Japanese Bands Worth Tuning Into

Ten Cool Japanese Bands Worth Tuning Into

Manga, anime and sushi: these three are probably the most Japanese things you can ever think of. Aside from these, Japan is getting popular because of its music. In fact, the country has the biggest music market in the world. A lot of Japanese bands are worth tuning into. If you are a newbie to the Japanese music scene, here are some cool Japanese bands you should probably start listening at:

  • Noodles

This all-girl group made a mark when they wrote and recorded a song for a Coca-Cola advertisement. It was so good and catchy that the song became a hit and was frequently played on the radio. During their US tour in 2005, Noodles was the opening act of the Delicious Bump Tour. The group is also considered as among the country’s best all-girl bands.

  • Polysics

Originating from Tokyo, Polysics is a Japanese new wave and rock band known for their arresting outfits and off the wall eye wear. Their music is inspired by the American band Devo so you’ll hear a blend of punk and synthpop.

  • Toe

Toe is a Japanese band whose genre is jazz fusion and math rock. At first, they only produced instrumental music. It was only later on when they included vocals on their music releases. Acoustic guitars and vibraphones can also be heard on their latest albums.

  • Hearsays

Hearsays just released their EP recently. If you are up to some dreamy and sweet indie music, they are worth checking out.

  • The Back Horn

This J-rock band started in Tokyo in 1998. They have been in the Japanese music industry for 18 years! With their energetic live performances and tracks that range from rock to punk and indie, no wonder that The Black Horn is going strong for almost two decades.


Listening to OOIOO’s music feels like you were being brought to an imaginary tribal-ish kingdom where there’s chanting and dancey beat. An interesting trivia about this band is that most of their music was derived from improvisation.

  • One Ok Rock

One Ok Rock is a J-Rock band formed in 2005. Since then, they have toured in the North America and in some parts of Europe. The band plays songs in Japanese and English, which is very rare for Japanese bands. Their genre is uptempo post-hardcore and sweet pop rock.

  • Alexandros

Alexandros plays the classic rock ‘n roll. The band just released their eleventh single last year, which ranked third after its debut in the Oricon Charts.

  • Tricot

Another girl band that made our list is Tricot. Originating from Kyoto, this three-girl band is lined in post-hardcore music. After their European tour, it is seen that they will become the next big thing in J-music.

  • Supercar

Supercar began their career playing indie rock. Later on, they experimented with electronics which pretty much helped their career.