Harmful Effects of Using Headphones
Harmful side effects of using headphones or earphones for a long period of time.
While taking an early morning walk, crossing the street, boarding a metro, traveling in a bus, sipping coffee in a café, or just a call in the office, throughout the day, you will encounter several people listening to music or talking through earphones. However, having your earphones plugged in too much, you might not be disturbing the people around you, but you certainly are harming yourself enough without taking note of it.
Dizziness: Loud noise can lead to increased pressure in the ear canal. This, in turn, will make you feel dizzy.
Hearing Loss: Hair cells tend to lose their sensitivity owing to vibration and they bend down too much. This causes temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Ear Infection: Earphones are directly plugged into the ear canal and block the air passage. This can invite ear infections. Furthermore, it can infect the ear if the usage increases.
Ear Wax: Using earphones for a longer duration will lead to the development of ear wax that raises the risk of ear infection, hearing problem, or tinnitus.
Ear Pain: Using earphones for a long time can cause pain and soreness in the inner ear.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Too much noise can steal your peace of mind. NIHL may occur not only owing to loud noise but using earphones for a long time.