A 53-year-old member asked:
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could my eardrums be burst through the use of head/earphones?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eardrums: Very unlikely. We have seen rising numbers of headphone users with early hearing loss secondary to playing too loud. Also concert goers too close to speakers. Get free app Decibel Meter on your phone. Above 85dB is potentially injurious.
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

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