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Please tell me, could ear/headphone use burst your eardrums?

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Dr. Amy Levin
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Be careful

Only if you turn the volume up very loud, especially if it turns on suddenly at a high volume.
Sound over 85 decibels for an extended period of time can cause hearing loss.

In brief: Be careful

Only if you turn the volume up very loud, especially if it turns on suddenly at a high volume.
Sound over 85 decibels for an extended period of time can cause hearing loss.
Dr. Amy Levin
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Dr. Theodore Fetter
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very unlikely!

Very unlikely for ear/headphones to rupture normal eardrums.
Eardrum damage would require an overpressure (blast) effect which would not be caused by standard ear/headphones. However, ear/headphones, or any source, of significant or prolonged loud noise exposure can cause inner ear nerve ending damage which results in temporary and/or permanent nerve-type hearing loss.

In brief: Very unlikely!

Very unlikely for ear/headphones to rupture normal eardrums.
Eardrum damage would require an overpressure (blast) effect which would not be caused by standard ear/headphones. However, ear/headphones, or any source, of significant or prolonged loud noise exposure can cause inner ear nerve ending damage which results in temporary and/or permanent nerve-type hearing loss.
Dr. Theodore Fetter
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