I'm A Little Concerned About Wearing Headphones All Night Long....

United States
February 14, 2010 12:09am CST
Do you think this could hurt your ears? Affect your brain? Do you know of any studies on this? I now know cell phones can hurt you. This is why the concern for headphones.Thank you.
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7 responses
@udayrao2 (782)
• India
14 Feb 10
I don't think that is good to wear headphones all night long- I read somewhere that too much use can damage the ear & its tissues and leading to ear and even brain damage - it may have something to do with the constant hitting of sound waves on the fragile ear drum tissues.
• United States
14 Feb 10
Guess what. I couldnt fight the urge to put them on last night, and as luck would have it, I sat on them and broke an ear piece off. I will have to do without for a bit. Maybe i can break the habit now.
@udayrao2 (782)
• India
15 Feb 10
So again guess what?- may be nature or God or some guardian angel - whatever you call it - did not want to wear whole night & damage your health & ears- haha
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
according to the studies made wearing headphones lessen the effect of the radiation made by cellphones. so it means yes it still can affect your brains and ears. my question for you is why would you wear earphones all night long?
• United States
14 Feb 10
Because i like to listen to talk shows and music, they make me go to sleep :p I cant help it, i have been doing it for years. It does worry me, though.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
14 Feb 10
You come across like a tin foil person to me. If you don't put the volume too high nothings going to happen. Cell phones aren't dangerous to your brains either. It's just nonsense gossiped by people to scare others off.
• United States
14 Feb 10
How did you know i have tin foil covering my whole house?? LOL Actually, my cousin started getting headaches and went to a dr and they told him he had brain cancer and the doctor told him, definatly, it was caused by his heavy use of cellular phone. :( Please dont use your phones all the time. My cousin is now fighting for his life.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
I can't sleep with earphones or headphones, so if there is risk I won't know. I would imagine there is certain ear discomfort, on the surface. but other than that, I don't think there is more serious problem.
@tarapot (144)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
of course it will g=hurt your ears. Our ear also need rest. Our ears can tolerate a certain level of sound. The louder, the more it will harm you. They also say that it is not good when you use your headphone when you are about to sleep. It is not harmful to use them but on a tolerable and acceptable level.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
14 Feb 10
Maybe it depends on the type of headphones You're using..I have a set of "closed ear" style phones that make my ears sweaty after a while,so tend not to use them for long periods of time..and the "In Ear" Ipod types of bud earphones tend to get uncomfortable after a while,too! Having the volume on them up too high will make your ears ring and are claimed to cause damage to your hearing over time.Read the instructions that come with the ones you buy and follow the advice on usage .
• Spain
14 Feb 10
if you are yearning someone to genuinely educate you on that i think proper research will work best. anyway, base from my experience wearing headphones for a long time would definitely get my ears into hearing problem. a little bit deaf.