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How Earbuds Can Damage Your Ears



Earbuds are basically a pair of tiny speakers that you wear inside your ears. At low volumes, they’re useful little devices. But playing loud music so close to your eardrums can cause permanent hearing loss

Noise-induced hearing loss due to earbuds is 100% preventable if you don’t use them too long or too loudly

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Doctors recommend the 60%/60-minute rule: Listen to music or play a movie or video game at no more than 60% of the maximum volume. 

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Limit the amount of time you spend with earbuds in your ears to 60 minutes.

When the sound is too loud and played for a long time, the hearing cells in the ear can get damaged. On top of that, the earphones may push the wax in the ear further into the ear canal which can cause infections as well. As said earlier, loud music played through earphones can damage the cells in the ear.

5 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss Caused by Headphones

  1. Use headphones, not earbuds. Although headphones can be cumbersome, they’re much safer than earbuds. …
  2. Lower your volume. …
  3. Limit your time. …
  4. Pay attention to those around you. …
  5. Invest in noise-cancelling headphones.

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