Side effects of listening to music over headphones

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Technology is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it can make your life easier and more convenient. But, on the other hand, it comes with a lot of side effects and drawbacks. Today, we are going to be looking at a technology that makes it easier for us to listen to music at any time of the day. Headphones are great, especially when you are traveling, working out or just want to relax.  That said, there are some harmful effect you are likely going to experience if you don’t use it correctly.

In this article, we are going to discuss some harmful effect associated with listening to music over headphones.

Hearing loss

Most headphones expose your ear to dangerous sound waves that can cause serious damage to your ears. Listening to music on a high volume (above 90 decibels) can cause permanent hearing loss. This makes it critical for headphone users to take breaks after listening to music.

Congested air passage

Most high-quality headphones require you to place them in the region that is very close to your ear canal. These headphones are definitely going to give you an excellent music experience, but at the same time, it is going to cause serious damage to your ears. Listening to music over a headphone for long period of time is going to make your ear more susceptible to an infection.

Ear infections

Earphone or headphones are personal items. And at that, you should never share them with anyone. Doing this can cause unwanted infections. If for some reason you choose to share your earphone, ensure that you sanitize.

Ear numbness

Listening to music for long hours may lead to ear numbness which is likely going to lead to a temporary hearing loss. If you ignore these signs and continue to listen to music for long hours over a headphone, your ear is going to suffer and in the long run, you might suffer a permanent hearing loss.


Listening to music over high volume or using of earphones for long period of time is going to make your ears ache. You might also experience severe pain in other regions of your body.

Final note

These are just a handful of the side effects associated with listening to music over a headphone. Reducing the time you spend using these devices is going to reduce the odds of you having a serious ear problem.