Custom Earbuds Better Than Headphones?
Media and music are more accessible than ever, making earbuds and headphones essential. With the rise in technology, it’s no surprise that there’s a rise in hearing loss. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 13 percent of Americans ages 12 years or older have hearing loss in both ears.
Benefits of Custom Earbuds
Listen and Learn: Think about when you turn up your headphones. It’s probably during your favorite song, or to block out background noise. This common theme is what really hurts your hearing. With custom earbuds, you don’t have to worry about that annoying background noise; their secure, custom fit allows you to hear what you want to and not what you don’t. Noise-cancelling headphones are also a good option.
Plus, you can pick the colors of your technology, which adds to their appeal!
How to Protect Your Hearing When Using Earbuds
There are other ways to reduce the effects of loud music on your hearing.
- Be conscious of your volume (most listening devices allow you to set a warning when you’ve turned up the volume to a possibly harmful level).
- Be conscious of how long you’re listening to your music and at what volume.
- Don’t believe the myth that certain music is more damaging than others; it’s all the same. What really matters is the decibel level and the length of time you listen.
- Try the 60/60 rule — listening to your headphones or earbuds at 60% volume for 60 minutes at a time.
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