side effects of using ear phones
Technology is moving ahead day by day, leaving us all trapped in luxuries and comfort with hidden bad effects on Health. Headphones and Earphones are one such technology that is being used by the youth of today without knowing the health issues associated. I know this is today’s trend to use earphones and headphones, but do you know the hidden health issues that come with this small gadget? The side effects of using headphones and earphones are rising day by day.
You will find people using headphones and earphones everywhere, be it it metro’s, train’s Bus and even if they are walking. Not just are you playing with your health, but also with others.
Side Effects of Using Headphones and Earphones
Hearing loss/ Hearing complications
When you use headphones or earphones, the direct audio goes into your ears. Volume exceeding 90 decibels can result in hearing complication and even hear loss. All those who wear earphones and headphones are at higher risk of hearing loss and even complications in hearing. If anyone listens at more than 100 decibels for even 15 minutes, he can face hearing loss. So if you have to use headphone or earphones, make sure to give your ears some rest and do not listen listen music in high volume at any cost.
Are your earphones or headphones your personal? Do you share them with anyone? Well, we all once in a while share our earphones and headphones with friends and family. This sharing can easily result in Ear infections. Bacteria from ears of different people can easily travel through your headphones. SO next time you share your earphones or headphones, make sure you sanitize them Or stop sharing!
No air passage
These days, the earphone and headphone companies make sure that you get some really nice audio experience. But with decent audio experience comes health risks. To get the best audio experience, we need to insert the earphones directly into ear canals which result in no air passage. Yes, the music sounds great but with no air passage, you are at higher risk of ear infections.
In most of cases, people who use regular earphones and headphones experience more ear wax which results in tinnitus, ear infection and even problems in hearing.
Recent studies have shown that people who use earphones or headphones most of the time in the day to hear loud music has felt numb ears. Their hearing abilities get numb for a while and then comes back to normal. This numbness of hearing can be dangerous and lead to deafness.
Pain in Ears
People using earphones and headphone, usually complain of pain in the ears. Some strange sound buzzing inside or ears or a sharp pain in a certain point of ear
Bad effects on Brain
The Electromagnetic waves produced by earphones and headphone can cause serious dangers for your brain. However, no strong medical evidence has yet been found to prove it. But people who are daily users of Bluetooth, headphones and earphones have been found more prone to brain related problems.
The inner ear is directly linked to the brain, even a little infection in the inner ear can directly affect the brain and can lead to serious health issues.
Life Threatening Accidents
Recently, the number of accidents have increased with people using earphones or headphones were involved. Car accidents, Road Accidents and even train accidents involving people using headphones or earphones have increased with an alarming rate. One cannot hear the honks, and thus become victims of some unfortunate accidents. But many a times, in order to save the lives of people using headphones or earphones, Other people’s life comes in danger.
How to Save your ears and still use Earphones/Headphones
I am sure, after knowing all the bad effects and health hazards of using earphones and headphones, you must be scared, but still you don’t want to let your favorite audio gadget go. Here are some simple tips to save your ears and all the bad effects of using Headphones and earphones.
- Avoid using tiny headphones/earphones that directly go into the ear canals. Better those big headphones, the old ones which stay outside your ears.
- Avoid sharing your earphones/headphones with others.
- Make sure you change the sponge cover/ rubber cover of your headphones/earphones once a month. If your earphones/headphones doesn’t have sponge covers, make sure you sanitize them.
- Do not use earphones/headphones when you are travelling by car, train, metro or even walking.
- No loud music ever when you use earphones/headphones.