Mother Nature Network’s Chanie Kirschner has given a brief description of how headphones may be damaging our hearing.
Headphones always have been a danger to our hearing, if you listen to music with them too loudly for too long. But earbuds brought hearing loss to a whole new level because they don’t work to cancel out outside noise as well as regular headphones do. And because they fit inside your ear, they are blasting that loud music directly into your ear canal.
It’s a pretty interesting read, although doesn’t include science, for those interested in what happens to our ears during earbud and headphone listening.