Sunday, December 16, 2012

Use Earbuds With Caution

The problem with all headphones, simply, is that sound creates pressure. And the very design of earbuds, which fit into your ear canal to block out all other sounds, makes the situation only worse. When the ear is completely sealed off, that sound pressure has nowhere to go except straight to the tympanic membrane (the eardrum). The pressure causes unnatural motion of the membrane that, over a long period of exposure, leads to ear fatigue and hearing loss.
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