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Should you be concerned about the long-time effects of using headphones?

30 June 2016 9:03 PM

There are a number of risk factors for hearing loss, one of which is the use of headphones. Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Dr. Yahya Atiya explains how the device can cause infection in the ear canal and more importantly why you should avoid using earbuds.

Ear,Nose and Throat Dr Yahya Atiya says hearing loss is becoming eminent among young people due to headphone use.

“Now with technology, because it is becoming more ubiquitous, we see more and more hearing loss in younger people and more worryingly in children. Ideally you should keep your earphones to a as low level as you can, if the person next to you can hear your music and you can hear it, your music is too loud.”

Talking to Sizwe Dhlomo on Night Talk, Atiya continues to give a more detailed and scientific explanation on why it is dangerous to expose your ears to very loud sound.

Atiya also suggests some of the best ways to remove ear wax.


30 June 2016 9:03 PM