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Earphones and the health of your ears
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<h3>What is more fun than having your earphones in your ears and listening to your favourite music? &nbsp;</h3>
<h3>They are easy to carry around and the sound is extremely good right here in your ears, but beware....earphones or earbuds as some call them can damage your hearing because the loud music is very close to your eardrums.</h3>
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<p>It is difficult to imagine that earbuds can damage your ears in the same way that any other loud noise can. &nbsp;They are so small, why do they cause damage?&nbsp;</p>
<h3>The size has nothing to do with the damage it can cause, it is all in the volume of sound that comes from the earphones.</h3>
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<p>Sound is measured in decibels and the higher the decibels the more damage it can do. &nbsp;</p>
<p>A motorcycle or chainsaw makes a noise of about 100 decibels &nbsp;and can damage your hearing in less than half an hour. &nbsp;If you put the volume of your phone or MP3 player at 75% it will make a noise of 85 decibels -<strong> so you do the math</strong>. &nbsp;</p>
<p>A lot of people put the music on at maximum volume and this can cause a great deal of damage to you hearing. &nbsp;For extra information on decibels you can read <a href="https://www.alpinehearingprotection.com/wiki/5-sound-levels-in-decibels/">https://www.alpinehearingprotection.com/wiki/5-sound-levels-in-decibels/</a></p>
<p>Loosing your hearing because of listening music to loud with your earbuds is called <strong>noise induced hearing loss</strong>.</p>
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<h2>How do loud sounds damage your ear and what can I do?</h2>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUWnEOoKls</p>
<p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUWnEOoKls">source</a></p>
<p>Your body are made to heal itself, but the ear cannot do that. &nbsp;If you have damaged your ear or the hair cells in your ear has died, the worse your hearing is going to become.</p>
<p>Damage to your ears because of earbuds are not going to occur overnight, but because this does not happen, people keep on using it and turning up the volume without realizing what they are doing to their ears.</p>
<h3>If you start hearing ringing in your ear or muffled sounds, it can be a sign of hearing loss and it is a good idea to go and see the doctor.</h3>
<p>An audiologist is a specialist in testing your hearing and establishing if you have a problem</p>
<p>Complete the hearing test&nbsp;</p>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQQ5KbAj9us</p>
<p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQQ5KbAj9us">source</a></p>
<h2>Use your earbuds the right way</h2>
<p>Before you get all worked up and stop reading, nobody is saying that you may not use earphones to listen to your music - it is all in the way you use it.</p>
<p>The key to this all is not to overdo it - use moderation. &nbsp;Do not put your volume full blast - 60% or less volume is more than fine. &nbsp;Try and also limit the time to use your earphones to about 1 hour per day. &nbsp;(if this is not possible, take extra care with the volume).</p>
<h3>If somebody stands next to you and they tell you that they can hear your music, it is a sign that the volume is too high, so turn it down and protect those ears - they are the only ones you have.</h3>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="https://imgoat.com/uploads/c8349cc726/44683.jpg"/></p>
<p><a href="https://imgoat.com/uploads/c8349cc726/44683.jpg">image source</a></p>
<p>Make sure you read the extra tips <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/hearing-problems/Pages/tips-to-protect-hearing.aspx">http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/hearing-problems/Pages/tips-to-protect-hearing.aspx</a></p>
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That's true. And years ago I was listening it at loud, thinking, it's better than having my woofer in front of my head ( I still have it, near PC) :) But actually it's worse. But the quality of music you are listening to, also plays big role
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