using headphones can cause damage to ears

May 3, 2009 9:28am CST
i heard from a magazine that if we are using headphone for more than 4hours daily it could lead to damage of ear drums or your earring capacity weakens!!! So please kindly refrain from sticking to headphone for longer time.
6 responses
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
There are basis to the claims but i just can't help it especially when i usee my mobile phone to listen to music more than I use it as a phone. I noticed that i usually have this ringing sound that i only can hear, its like a siren and it will go away after a few moments. Cheers!
@Shr416 (27)
• India
30 Sep 09
Hmm, I've heard that too, but I've given up on following that advice. So, I do the next best thing - I keep the volume as low as possible to minimize any potential damage to my hearing. I do think though that it is just not headphones that can do damage to your hearing. If your work environment is noisy, it could do quite a bit of damage too! Having a loud spouse would not help either :)
@marrie1 (256)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I use ear buds and stuff when I'm mixing but I don't listen very loud and I take frequent breaks to rest my ears. Try that and see if that helps.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
25 Jun 09
yes you are right, but i put headphones longer than 4 hours on my head, though i always use the volume limiter but still it ain't good for the ears... but when i use my friend's speakers i refrain from using the headphones... though i really love my headphones which pumps in all the bass you want!
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
3 May 09
Yes, that's true.. using headphones can damage the ear drums or can lead to hearing ailments.. if you want to listen to your favorite genre of music, just turn your iPod baby on and plug it in to your iPod speakers.. in that way, your ears will be spared from ear/hearing damages.. i have been telling my hubby about this but he never care to listen.. i would remind him about it tomorrow and convince him not to use his headphones everyday..
@DanBen (346)
• India
3 May 09
You think using earphones is hazardous??!!.., imagine what a mobile phone can do to your entire body. The radiation effects from you mobile phones can result in major drawbacks, starting from a small tumor leading to permanent genetic damage. And you see tons of people glued to their mobile handsets, without even considering the after effects.