Some people say that listening to headphones can damage your hearing. How can you protect your hearing from damage?

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​ Whether it’s studying, traveling, sweating it out at the gym, or just because music makes it all bearable, many people use headphones as a constant companion. However, while headphones are now a part of most people's lives, having music in your ears has its impact.

Some people say that listening to headphones can damage your hearing. How can you protect your hearing from damage?

Under normal circumstances, sound is transmitted through a section of air and then enters the human ear. During the propagation process, the high-frequency part will be absorbed by the air, and the damage to hearing caused by the sound is relatively small. However, wearing headphones will omit this step of air transmission, especially for in-ear headphones. Wearing headphones for a long time will cause damage to the ears and cause hearing loss. Not to mention that when some people are used to wearing headphones, they turn the sound very loud, deafening, and even feel the vibration. What everyone needs to pay attention to is that hearing damage is basically irreversible. Never make fun of your hearing.

How to use headphones correctly to protect hearing health?

        # When wearing headphones, the volume should not be too loud. Many people turn the volume of the earphones to the maximum when using them, but they don’t know that this is the most likely to cause hearing damage. Experts recommend that when using earphones, the volume of electronic devices generally does not exceed 60% of the maximum volume. This can prevent the ears from Being overstimulated in a short period of time. In addition, try to avoid using headphones in noisy environments, because people in noisy environments will unconsciously turn up the volume of their devices, causing damage to hearing.

      # Choose noise-canceling headphones. Noise-canceling headphones can reduce the decibel level when listening to music. That is to say, if the headphones have a noise-cancelling function, you can hear it very clearly without having to adjust it too high. At the same volume, headphones with noise reduction function will produce clearer and clearer sound than headphones without noise reduction function, which will reduce the risk of hearing damage. Headphones with noise reduction function may be more expensive, but the use time of the headphones is relatively long. Especially for those who often use headphones, it is necessary to buy a pair of headphones with noise reduction function.

        # Control the usage time of the headset. When we use headphones, we must also control the duration of use and try not to use them for more than 60 minutes a day to give our ears enough rest time.

  #Choose the appropriate volume. Some people will turn the volume very high when listening to music or playing games, even to the highest level. Although it can give people an immersive feeling and sounds more enjoyable, this behavior is not advisable for hearing protection. Be sure to pay attention to the volume selection and adjust your volume according to the external environment. If you are the only one at home, you can lower the volume so that you can hear clearly.

      # Try to choose headphones. Since the sound contact area of ​​in-ear headphones is relatively small, it puts greater pressure on the inside of the ear, making it easier to damage the ears. On the other hand, headphone headphones have a large contact area and relatively small pressure, which can relatively reduce the impact on the inner ear auditory receptors. The stimulation is safer.

# Do not use headphones while sleeping. Using headphones while sleeping will make your ears more susceptible to damage, because the ears will press against the pillow, which can easily damage the auricle and cause irritation to the eardrum. In addition, some people will fall asleep unconsciously when wearing headphones while sleeping, leaving the headphones on their ears all night. Over time, their ears will be extremely damaged.

In short, when using headphones, you must pay attention to reducing the volume, preferably soft, and do not listen continuously for a long time. Of course, focusing on listening to music on headphones can also easily cause us to lose alertness to peripheral sounds, increasing the possibility of danger. Therefore, it is not recommended for children to use headphones. In addition, everyone should be aware that plug-in headphones increase the risk of otitis externa, and the risk is even higher when sharing headphones.

It is necessary to take good care measures in daily life. When bathing, you need to pay attention to avoid water entering the ears. If there are abnormal conditions such as tinnitus, you need to go to the otolaryngology department of the hospital in time to complete the hearing test as soon as possible. Cooperate with your doctor for treatment.