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Here's how prolonged earphone use can infect or damage your ears

There are earphones that deliver excellent audio experience, but with this greatness comes health risks

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Hearing Loss  |  Headphones  |  Health News

Nayeem Ahmad Siddiqui 

There are many individuals who use earphones as constant companions while studying, travelling, sweating it out in gym or simply to avoid conversations as music makes almost everything bearable. Earphones are now an inescapable part for most people but blasting music in one’s ears does have its consequences.

Earphones can damage the ears if they are used for a long period of time at a high volume, and can result in partial to complete hearing loss, also known as noise-induced hearing loss. The damage can be permanent as the sound from earphones cause the hair cells in the cochlea to ...

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 21:53 IST