Rhetorical Analysis Against Head Phones

866 Words4 Pages
The article that I have chosen is Against Headphones. The writer wrote this to try to persuade adults and teenagers to minimize their use of headphones or they could loss there hearing. This article does give a few good reasons on why we should not be listening to headphones as often as we do, I feel as though it persuades me personally to go out and buy a pair of headphones. The writer tries to be as persuasive as possible by telling us that the American Medical Association has revealed that teenagers have a slight hearing loss and can’t distinguish certain sounds for certain words. She also states because of the advance in headphones the amount of teenagers with hearing loss has increased. Lastly she states people who listen to music, T.V,…show more content…
She really points out the fact that she believes that headphones are the number one cause of hearing loss for teenagers today, and she attempts to prove this by stating medical journals that have conducted experiments about this. She also want her readers to understand and know the history on how headphones came about. I do believe her credibility is fairly good. She is one of the major writers for the New York Times and I have read other articles that she has written. You don’t get to be a major wrier for a big Newspaper like the New York Times by lying or giving false…show more content…
I do agree with what the writer is saying that headphones are damaging ears by all of the technical properties that are put into this so that headphones can allow you to hear. I also know from experience that listening with headphones too long can make a slight problem with your hearing. I agree that parents should definitely limit younger kids contact with headphones because if they don’t hearing loss will most likely occur. This article needs more proof and examples to go with it or people are not really going to get the point to why we need to limited headphone
Open Document