Does Earphones/Headphones have negative effects on our ears or brain?

@Sureoi (176)
Philippines
March 17, 2013 9:36am CST
I'm really confused if the rumors are true. Some people say that it has negative effects on our brain and some say that it only affects our hearing. I haven't talked to any health professionals like doctors and I have no plans talking/consulting them because I have no money heheh.
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@squallming (1778)
• Malaysia
29 Mar 13
Earphones and headphones does have their negative effects on our ears or brain. This is especially true for earphones. Because we generally plug an earphone into our ear which it is definitely closer to the ear drum. There is not much place for the sound wave coming out of your earphone to go to. So they directly hit your ear drum. This can definitely damage your hearings. Another problem with especially to earphone is the hygiene issue. Because earphones are being plugged in, so it is in contact with the manure. And honestly not everyone frequently cleans their earphones. So there might be an infection. I personally experienced the first negative effect about a few months ago. I used my earphone for three days since my roommate wants to study for the final exam. He couldn't bear the slightest sound. on the last day, I can feel that the interior of my ear is in pain, it might be the ear drum. I was scared, scared that I might lose my hearings. So I stopped using earphones until now.
@nyssa102 (750)
• United States
27 Mar 13
I have known of some musicians who never wore earplugs and are now regretting it as they are now very hard of hearing. Here is an article I found, there are plenty more on the internet. I do not think it has negative effects on the brain, I actually think that music has positive effects, but the actual ear drum? That is a different story http://askhealthylife.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-effects-of-hearing-music.html
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• Shenzhen, China
12 Mar 14
Usually there is no harm to our body. But you control the using time, you'll feel painful if you have weared the earphone for a long time, and you should get a earphone with good quality. Here have some good earphone for your choice: You may get some help there:)
• Shenzhen, China
12 Mar 14
Usually there is no harm to our body. But you control the using time, you'll feel painful if you have weared the earphone for a long time, and you should get a earphone with good quality. Here have some good earphone for your choice: You may get some help there:)
@kokomo (1869)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
I read in yahoo, that one causes of early suffering of deaf is using earphones with a very high volume regularly. And I read one precaution in using our mobile phone is, do not answer the call when the battery of our mobile phone is about to be emptied because thousands of radiations will be release in there and will be goes to the ear directly to our brain.
@berting600 (3461)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
I just could not exactly tell how devastating upon using an earphone or head phones could possibly do to your hearing capabilities,as it really destroys your ability to hear even a small sound,when your eardrum is destroyed by constant usage of these gadgets.My friend doctor says,that frequent usage actually destroys your whole ear and systems,even if you use a hearing aide,it is already useless,as a part connecting your eardrum would be malfunction due to the eardrum was destroyed by constant vibration of heavy sounds,which can not be forced to be taken by the eardrum that is why it was destroyed,so you would become deaf for the rest of your life.
@roshigo58 (4877)
• Pune, India
17 Mar 13
Hi, I also heard about this. Using headphones has the bad effect on ears. But I don't use earphones. So I don't have to worry about it. My son uses it for long time. I am so much worried about his ears.
17 Mar 13
I listen to music all the time. I switch between earbuds and turtle beach "over the top" headphones. I think that it could have a negative effect on your hearing if you are constantly playing music at a very high volume. I don't believe that it could affect your brain. The only argument that it could would be that the type of music you listen to is "bad" or something like that.