Earbuds are more likely to cause noise-included hearing loss than headphones. 

I believe that many people will ask whose sound quality is much better. However, the more important question is which of the two is more likely to hurt your ears.

There are three main factors of causing hearing loss. They are volume, measured in decibels (dB), and the duration of exposure time. Sound at 85 dB or below is considered safe. if you listen to sounds louder than 90 dB for an average of eight hours per day, hearing loss will most likely result. And, as volume increases, the amount of safe time decreases.

“Most MP3 players today can produce sounds up to 120 decibels,” Dr. James E. Foy, DO, an osteopathic pediatrician from Vallejo, California, explained in an article for the American Osteopathic Association. “At that level, hearing loss can occur after only about an hour and 15 minutes.”

For this reason, please follow the 60/60 rule which I have mentioned in my previous blog. You should only play your music at 60 percent of maximum volume for a total of 60 minutes a day.

The main reason of why headphones are better than erabuds is earbuds naturally add about 9 dB of volume because they are closer to the ear canal. Additionally,  earbuds cannot block out as much background noise. Therefore, most people will turn up the music in this situation.

We highly suggest you to choose headphones!

Reference list:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/earbuds-vs-headphones-which-will-cause-noise-induced-hearing-loss-366088

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