Do you have a cell phone? Yes there is. What do you make the most of it? Facebook or other social media is the place to go. Everybody’s answer is that. In fact, we spend more than 6 hours a day with our phones. But do we only do it on Facebook or Social Media?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just listen to a song while on Facebook? That’s why there are Earphones. That means we spend about six hours a day listening to music.
Is this really good for our Ears? Let’s find out.
According to hearing specialist, Dr David A. Schessel, the amount of hearing loss that one will suffer is related both to the volume, measured in decibels (dB), and the duration of time that one is exposed to the sound, adding that sound at 85 dB or below is considered safe.
- Earphones in the range of 95 dB can cause hearing impairment if use for more than 4 hours.
- Earphones in the range of 100 dB can cause hearing impairment if use for more than 2 hours.
- Earphones in the range of at 105 dB can cause hearing problems if use for more than an hour.
- Earphones in the 110 dB range can cause hearing loss if use for more than half an hour.
- Earphones in the range of at 115 dB can cause hearing impairment if use for more than 15 minutes.
- Earphones in the 120-plus dB range can cause hearing problems at any time.
Unfortunately, all earphones / headphones manufactured today are in the range of 95-108 dB. That means they are always detrimental to our ears. So if you have been using them all day, be careful.
A loud blast or loud music exposure to the ear can break the ossicles which are in the middle part of the ear or can even cause perforation of the ossicles which may result to hearing impairment,” warns an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Dr Ng’ang’a Mburu.