Listening to music or other audio content at high volumes for extended periods can lead to hearing loss.
Prolonged exposure to loud music through earphones can contribute to tinnitus, a condition characterized by a ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound in the ears.
The use of earphones for long periods can create a conducive environment for the growth of bacteria in the ear canal, increasing the risk of ear infections. This is particularly true if earphones are shared or not kept clean.
In-ear or over-ear headphones can affect the natural airflow to the ear canal, potentially impacting the ear's role in maintaining balance.
The use of earphones may contribute to the accumulation of earwax. If earwax builds up and becomes impacted, it can affect hearing and may require professional cleaning.