You’re probably damaging your ears. Stop!



Many of us are listening to headphones for several hours a day. Our ears may feel fine, but ear damage is slow and subtle…and irreversible. In this episode of Gadget Myth-Busting, Ashley Carman interviews doctors to find out if her music and podcasts are damaging her ears. She also goes around New York City testing different headphones to see which is the safest. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs

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32 thoughts on “You’re probably damaging your ears. Stop!

  • May 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm
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    Did you turn down the volume after watching this video?

  • May 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    laughs in tinnitus at age 18, can live without loud music now

  • May 7, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    Guys the point of wearing ear plugs at concerts was really glossed over here, the decibel levels at gigs and clubs are really really high so you should never go out without them.
    You should get the specialised pairs you can find in guitar shops that allow the music to pass through with high fidelity, they're only like 14 euro.

  • May 8, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    I usually listen to my computer from my speakers at like 25/100 volume… i think thats ok

  • May 8, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    If i listen to my Bose noise canceling over ear headphones for a few hours on a medium level, I get a whistling noise in my ear for a few hours afterwards. I suspect the noise canceling function itself damages the ear.

    So my question is: "How does "Active" noise canceling on headphones actually work?? How are the loud ambiance noises cancelled?"

  • May 10, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    Don’t noise canceling headphones work by outputting the inverse waveforms of incoming sound? Those inverse sound waves still go into your ears (sound goes in all directions!) so is it really better for your hearing? I’m not so sure. Seems like it’s just a better listening experience

  • May 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    What app do you use to check headphone decibel level?

  • May 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    As someone who's studied music at college, please take care of your ears. I've become more aware of taking care of my hearing by wearing noise cancelling earbuds or earplugs during concerts/recording sessions. Speaking of which, if you go to a concert featuring your favorite band, chances are, you should probably wear some sort of hearing protection especially if you're close to speakers.

  • May 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    will sleeping with your phone under the pillow for a long time cause brain cancer

  • May 11, 2019 at 4:13 am
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    If we could just get the noise outside to turn down so I didn't need to use my noise canceling headphones just to make it through the day.

  • May 11, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    2:02 This is different from what I have learnt in occupational safety before. You need to halve the time for every increase in 3 dB, because the noise is doubled for every 3 dB (10*log(2) ~= 3); for an increase in 10 dB, you need to reduce the listening time 10 times (in minutes). Please correct me if I am wrong. Reference: "Make Listening Safe – World Health Organization" PDF

  • May 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    I don’t wear headphones for this exact reason. I use speakers. (I also use my iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack as a excuse for not using headphones.)

  • May 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    Old Guy who doesn't give a damn. Damage Away! Enjoy the Music! Maybe Eat more Tofo!

  • May 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    Bro I didn’t put sounds I just put subtitles

  • May 13, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    they say say don't watch the screen too close, so don't watch this video !

  • May 14, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    I recently exploded a pressurized plastic bottle in front of my face and my left ear is still ringing after like 40 hours

  • May 14, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I did damage my ears with ear buds. Now I can't listen with headphones or go to concerns cause it starts to hurt immediately. Nerve damage from years of torture with the volume all the way up.

  • May 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    what is the maximum save level on airpods? (interns of bars of volume on iOS)

  • May 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    I got tinnitus after listening to Loud music with my headphones , if you do the same stop .

  • May 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    "Once you lose the hearing loss". Hmmmm is this a video showing how to lose hearing loss? 😂🙃 clip around 30 or 40 seconds in.

  • May 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    Unnecessary information: in Germany there is a legal obligation for employers to provide ear protection at a constant level of 85dB

  • May 18, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    I've damaged my nerve inside my ear,by mastering music all day,amateur of course,I stopped,I stopped listening music? NO,but I installed a volume limiter into my phone,so I can't pass that volume threshold

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