The current century is characterized by a technology revolution in all sectors. For instance, in the education sector, the learning methods have been transformed to reliance on technology devices such as computers and tablets. Despite the technology enhancing the quality of education, there are instances where the technology can be described to be harmful to the student as well as the quality of education. For example, there is a raging debate on whether the students should listen to music on headphones during study hall. In response to this debate, no students should be allowed to listen to music via headphones because of the negative repercussions that will be experienced in the long run.
Listening to music through headphones during study hall means that the student would not be in a position to follow the concept being studied. Instead, the mind will be pre-occupied on music rather than grasping content being studied. As a result, the student would not grasp anything, and the study session would be a total waste. Importantly, a majority of the school curriculum require undivided attention during personal and group study hours for a high mastery of the previously taught content (Buckingham). Therefore, if students listen to music during study hours, there would be a low level of understanding and comprehend the content being studied. As a result, the students end up achieving a lower grade.
According to the research study, it was deciphered that during the first few minutes of studying while listening to music students were in a position to concentrate on the reading and could understand some content. However, beyond ten minutes of study, the students began experiencing lower concentration. Importantly, the scientific study indicates that the brain becomes bombarded with the music and the attempt to comprehend the content being read (Buckingham). As a result, the student ends up losing concentration on the study thereby being unable to comprehend and understand the content being studied.
The question on whether students should listen to music during study hall can be answered through understanding why the students need to study. The sole purpose of studying is building of knowledge to be applied during test and field of study (Buckingham). The fact that students are not allowed in listening to music during tests or professionals such as doctors are not allowed to listen to music while undertaking surgeries and treatment is enough reason why music should not be encouraged in study hall. The absence of music in study halls enables up bring of students who can concentrate naturally without external triggers. Thus, if students use headphones during study halls, in the long run, there will be consequences such inability to concentrate on important aspects.
Summarily, listening to music via headphones in study hall has health consequences. For example, continuous use of headphones has negative repercussions on the health. A research study indicates that the use of headphones is equivalent to listening to loud music. As a result, the hearing ability is affected to the extent where cases of deafening have been reported attributed from continuous use of headphones that eventually causes irreversible damage to the eardrum (Portnuff, Brian and Kathryn 668). Additionally, the headphones also have the capacity to impact negatively the psychological well-being of individuals where it induces stress because of continuous pressure exerted on the brain. Thus, students do not need to use headphones in study halls. Instead, the student should aim at getting a quiet environment for maximum concentration.