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For the Lovers Of Headphones and Earphones Hearing Loss is Real. See How they Damage Your Ears

Listening to music using both headphones and earphones is a cool thing. It minimises distraction as the listener hears the message keenly. However, both earphones and headphones can be dangerous to our ears.

Noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common type of sensorineural hearing loss after age-related hearing loss with a trusted source. A 2017 study found that approximately 80% of individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 use headphones to listen to music for 1-3 hours a day.

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Listening to loud noise for long periods causes hearing loss. This causes damage to the auditory nerve and hair cells of the cochlea or inner ear.

According to a 2021 Trusted Source study, approximately 1.7% of people worldwide have noise-induced hearing loss. The study found that individuals who use headphones in an already noisy environment have a 4.5 times higher risk of hearing loss. The recommended sound exposure level is 85 decibels (dBA) for 8 hours a day. A trusted source

Prolonged or repeated exposure from a trusted source to sounds of 85 dBA or higher can cause hearing loss.

Health experts believe that even listening through headphones at medium volume can damage your hearing over time. Damage is caused not only by the volume but also by the length of exposure.

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