Earphones, Headphones & Earbuds

How Do Earphones Damage Your Ear?

  • Carry dirt and bacteria. This can cause allergic reactions, rashes, or even infections.

  • Increase ear wax build-up. Excessive wax build-up leads to impacted ear wax that can affect your hearing

  • Increase risk of ear infections.

  • Earphones can rupture your eardrums. They blast music directly into your ear canal. This practice may cause your eardrums to rupture that may lead to a complete hearing loss.

Finding a Solution

  • Reduce the time you wear your earphones

  • Switch to headphones or speakers

  • Make sure your earphones are always clean every time you wear them.. (Clean with clinical Spirit).

  • Be mindful of your volume (Keep the volume 60%)

  • Take 5 minute breaks between songs


  • Your body already has a way to deal with earwax if no longer needs. Chewing and skin growing inside your ear will push old earwax out naturally. Using cotton buds can push the wax deeper into your ear canal. You might also seriously damage sensitive ear canal skin or your eardrum

  • Therefore there is no need to try and remove the wax from within the ear canal.

  • By inserting an earbud the wax is pushed inside the canal into a narrower bony region from where the skin is tightly adherent to the bone and hence does not grow outwards.

Dangers of Earbuds

  • Wounds or scratches on the external ear tissue

  • Bacterial, fungal or other infections

  • Swelling of the canal, obstruction, and severe pain

  • Hearing impairment due to block or damage to the ear drum

  • Ringing in the ear

  • Body imbalance

  • Odour or discharge