How to prevent hearing loss?

To avoid hearing loss, you should fix the time of using the earphones and try to keep the phone on the speaker. This will give rest to your ears. Let us know, how much damage can be caused to your ears due to excessive use of earphones-

Causes and Prevention of hearing loss

It is okay to use the earphones occasionally while in a Zoom meeting, playing games, listening to songs, or talking to someone. But using it for a long time is not a good sign for your ears. Excessive use of earphones or headphones can prove to be dangerous for your ears. Due to this, you can become a victim of deafness, due to which you may have trouble hearing. In addition, it can also damage your eardrums. 

  1. You may be a victim of hearing loss

Overuse of earphones or headphones can damage your ears. The human ear has a hearing capacity of up to 90 decibels, and if you have been listening to songs at high volumes for a long time, your hearing may drop as low as 40 to 50 decibels. So listen to songs at low volume and instead of earphones, you should use headphones as they sound outside the ears.

  1. There may be a pain in the ears

Continuous use of poorly fitting earphones can cause pain in your ears. Also, due to the loud sound, your eardrums can be damaged. 

  1. There may be a problem with headache

Excessive use of earphones can lead to headaches, stress, and insomnia as it emits electromagnetic waves which can have a bad effect on your brain, causing you to complain of sleeplessness throughout the night. So avoid using earphones for a long time.

  1. It May causes an ear infection

Using earphones can cause ear infections. This happens because of the dirt accumulated in the earphones. Therefore, do not use any other person's earphones and do not give earphones to other people for use. This puts the ear at risk of infection, which can cause swelling or pain.

  1. May cause damage to the heart

If you have a habit of listening to a song with a loud sound in earphones or headphones, then your heart can be harmed due to this loud noise. Along with the melodies of the song, your heartbeat also keeps on increasing, which can put you at risk of a heart attack.

Ways to avoid hearing loss

  • Use speakers instead of earphones while talking on the phone.
  • Do not share your earphones with anyone. This can increase the risk of infection.
  • Do not use earphones for more than 1 hour and listen on low volume.
  • Do not use poor-quality earphones.
  • Use headphones instead of earphones.
  • Excessive use of earphones can cause these problems in your ears. Therefore, you should avoid excessive use of earphones and follow the given tips. Keep reading for health-related information

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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