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Effects of Headphones on The Ears

Gone were the days when people used to play loud music in public transport, neighborhoods and other public places from their phones causing noise pollution and disturbing the peace of people who are enjoying silence. Situations have changed now with the invention of headphones and earpieces. People no longer have to play sounds loudly to the hearing of other people when they are the only ones enjoying what is being played. Aside from social occasions where people play loud music to the hearing of everyone present, people are now able to listen to their music with the use of earpieces or headphones without disturbing others.

This means that earpieces and headphones do play a vital role in managing noise pollution. Despite this benefit, most people, due to improper ways of using headphones and earpieces, end up having side effects which mostly affect their ears. Earphones can damage the ears if they are used for a longer period of time at a high volume. Despite this danger, some people prefer to listen to music in high volumes using headphones. There are some who can also use the headphones the whole day everyday which may expose them to some risks. Below are some of the side effects of headphones or earpieces on the ear.

Too much use of headphones can cause pain in the ear. When one wears headphones around the ears, it can cause pressure damage to the outside part of your ear, called the pinna. Bending or squeezing the delicate cartilage of the pinna under headphones can cause pain. Also long and overly use of earphones can push ear wax deep inside the ears which can sometimes cause pain. 

Aside ear pains, too much and excessive use of headphones can cause ear infections. Long wearing of headphones or earpieces can increase the temperature and humidity inside the ear canal. Increasing the humidity and temperature in the ear canal can create ideal conditions for bacteria to grow, making one more prone to infections in the ear.



In addition, too much and overly use of headphones can cause hearing loss. Loud music through headphones can damage the inner ear and cause hearing loss. Hearing loss can cause one to be sensitive to sounds and have hearing problems and can also lead to tinnitus. Tinnitus is when one hears ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. The bussing or noise may be constant or may come and go. This is often associated with hearing loss which could result from the excessive use of headphones or earpieces. 

Due to the above mentioned damages, it is important for one to know the right way to use a headphone or an earpiece. To avoid such dangers, you can use a noise cancelling headphone. Noise-cancelling headphones help to reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control. Aside from that, do not turn the volume up to cover outside noise. You can just turn the volume at a moderate level just enough for you so you can comfortably hear your music.

Technology has come to help but not to kill. However if not properly used, technology can be a killer. 

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