Headphones, defined as in-ear and on-ear, have been used for many years. Recently, the use of wireless headphones has become widespread. According to experts, these devices, which make daily life easier, cause risks in terms of health. Otorhinolaryngology Specialist Op. Dr. Turgay Ercan Tunç said, “These headphones, which are made of hard objects and building materials and used in the ear canal, cause external ear infections due to pressure after pain.”
“THEY ARE APPLYING TO THE HOSPITAL WITH SEVERE PAIN”
Explaining that the external ear canal is formed by the direct sitting of the skin on the cartilage and bone, there is no intermediate layer in the region. Dr. Turgay Ercan Tunç said, “Therefore, a long-term contact with a hard object causes pain and inflammation of the external ear canal in the long term because there is no soft tissue in between. We have started to see this a lot lately. they apply,” he said.
“DO NOT STAY IN YOUR EARS ALL DAY”
Expressing that the headphones should be worn only during use, not to stay in the ear all day, Op. Dr. Turgay Ercan Tunç said, “Do not put these objects in your ears all day. In addition, it is important not to sleep with these headphones. We should not expose the area inside the ear to pressure. Of course, it is necessary to make use of technology, but it is important to use it in a limited way. “It can cause malformation in this area, especially in individuals under the age of 18, that is, in the process of shaping their bodies,” he said.
“HEARING LOSSES DROPPED UP TO 50”
Stating that in addition to external ear canal inflammation and pain due to headphones, another problem is hearing loss, Op. Dr. Turgay Ercan Tunç, “Headphones give the person a lot of freedom of voice. This causes permanent hearing loss as a result of long years of use. In the long term, the person is condemned to hearing aids. We started to refer 1-2 of our patients to hearing aids every day. Unfortunately, this has dropped to 50 years old.” used the phrases.