How to keep your ears safe when using earphones

A few precautions you must take when using earphones

How to keep your ears safe when using earphones


Earphones are a great way to listen to music, podcasts, and other content. However, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to protect your ears when using them. There is such a thing as noise-inducing hearing loss, and you should be careful while using earphones. If you’re worried about ear damage from continuous usage, then fret not! This article offers some tips on how to keep your ears safe while listening to your favourite music or podcast.

Choose the right volume level

The first step is choosing an appropriate volume level for your earphones. Listening at too high of a volume can cause permanent hearing damage over time, so make sure you are listening at a comfortable level where sound is still audible but not overly loud or distorted. You should also avoid turning up the volume if there is background noise present as this could lead to further hearing loss due to increased exposure levels. If you’re still wondering what the right level is, then experts recommend listening at 60% volume.

Use noise-cancelling headphones

Another tip for keeping your ears safe when using earphones in a formal setting is investing in noise-cancelling headphones or headsets with built-in microphones. These types of devices help reduce outside noises which can prevent you from having to turn up the volume excessively just so you can hear what’s going on around you clearly enough without straining yourself unnecessarily. Additionally, they come with features such as adjustable bass settings and active noise cancellation technology that allow users more control over their listening experience and ensure maximum comfort even during long periods of use.

Take regular breaks from listening

Finally, it’s important that you give yourself regular breaks from listening through your earbuds or headphones throughout the day, especially if they are being used for extended periods of time. Taking short pauses every hour or two allows our auditory system time off from any potential strain caused by prolonged usage and helps us maintain healthy hearing habits overall. Take a 5-minute break for every 30 minutes of listening or take a 10-minute break for every 60 minutes of listening.


Choose headphones over earbuds

Though the terms are frequently used synonymously, headphones and earbuds are not the same thing. “Earbuds” are small, generally silicone or clear plastic devices that fit comfortably in your ear. “Headphones,” are devices that sit over your ears, covering the entire ear comfortably. The distance between sound and eardrum between headphones and earbuds may be small, but it is critical in the long run. Over-the-ear headphones cover your ear and tend to be better at cancelling outside noise. It offers a better sound quality that allows you to listen at a lower volume without damaging your ears.

Clean your earphones

Dirty earphones can build up dust, germs, grime and other substances. Putting that directly in contact with your ear can be harmful. Cleaning your earphones regularly will prevent the chances of ear or skin infections and lessen the chances of ear damage. Also, remember to dispose of your earphones which have rusted.

The most important thing to remember when using earphones is to make sure your ears stay safe. There are several simple steps that you can take to ensure that your hearing is protected while you listen to music or other audio. First, always keep the volume at a moderate level to protect your hearing. Second, be sure not to listen to earphones for more than a few hours at a time. Third, clean the earphones regularly and change the earbuds when needed. Finally, if you feel pain or discomfort in your ears, stop using the earphones immediately. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to enjoy your music without damaging your hearing.

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