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Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

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Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by Akpan » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:01 pm

I’m wondering if earphones actually damage ears. When ever I listen to music my mom would tell me that they are not good for my ears, and that it would not show right now, but when i grow up they would.



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Re: Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by Matron Ben » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:22 pm

The damage to your hearing comes when you send high-volume sound to the headphones while wearing them. Human ears cannot tolerate really loud noise for very long and with either type of headphones, the sound is directed right into them.

What is not commonly known is that inner ear cells are one of the few in the human body that do not regenerate...so if they get damaged, they're gone permanently.

Many people do not believe they will damage their hearing by turning the volume up.

By the time they learn it is true …….. the damage is done and it is already too late to do anything about it.

That is because once the damage is done it cannot be undone. There is no "cure" for hearing damage caused by too much/too loud noise: once it is done, it is permanent.

PLEASE exercise caution, and choose lower volumes and breaks between listening sessions.

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Re: Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:16 pm

Wearing or using earphones does not that damage our ears but loud sounds being pumped through them directly into our ears. What you listen to, at an excessive decibel level, is what does the damage. Using another person's earphone could cause infection.
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Re: Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by sheilmolson » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:56 am

Yes, the excess use of earphones will damage your ears. I would like to advice that if you want to use the earphones you use it but, do not use it excess other wise you will have to suffer lot of problem in future age.
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Re: Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by Dave » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:56 pm

Man knocked by moving train in Lagos.He covered his ears with earphones


This young man was hit by a moving train over the weekend in Lagos. The incidence happened along Agege motor road by Airport bus stop, Ikeja. The man had his ears covered with ear phones as he walked on the train tracks which prevented him from hearing the train approaching. He was then knocked down by the moving train.

Sympathizers approached the accident scene and proceeded to rescue the man. As at he was rushed to Ikeja General Hospital, the man still alive but his head was battered.

His current state of health cannot be ascertained at this time.

Be careful and watchful when using earphones

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Re: Does wearing earphones damage your hearing?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:17 pm

Hazard of using earphones while walking on the road

Whether you enjoy music at home or on the go, it's more than likely you use headphones or earphones to listen to your tunes. If you listed the benefits of earphones, you could probably go on and on.

When you don't follow basic safety precautions as you use your earphones when listening to music, you may end up with some form of ear damage that c...ould ultimately lead to permanent hearing loss and you could endanger your life.
We advise you to take extra care when using earphones in a place that you would usually use your ears------on the street or inside your car, for instance.

Not being able to hear what is going on around you is dangerous. Many people listen to music on in-ear headphones while walking, which can be unsafe. If you are unaware of what's going on around you, you are more likely to endanger yourself. Range from walking into people to being hit by a car.
Yesterday, along Ikorodu expressway, there was an accident involving a car hitting a young boy around the Obanikoro area.

The car hit the young guy with such force that he landed on a car on the other lane, damaging its windscreen and denting its body badly. That was even after the car that hit him applied a substantial amount of brake with loud screeching noise.
All cars stopped and the lady whose car the boy landed on, came out with her driver and started making frantic move to get help while the boy lay on the road with blood trickling from his mouth. He was having earpiece on his ear. What is he relying on hearing to cross the highway or maybe he was distracted by the music.

I've heard several similar incidences like a middle aged woman that killed a corper whom she claimed walked onto her lane while wearing earpiece, and a man that walked into a train track!

A similar incidence happened on a street near a paint factory where a young boy walked into a robbery scene while listening to music on earpiece despite several cries to warn him and he was hit in the chest by bullet.
It really baffles why anybody would deliberately shut an important sense off while walking on a public road where one needs all the senses intact to hear warnings and be alert.

You may be saving teenagers who do not know consequence of this dangerous habit.
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