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Doctor explains when wireless headphones can be dangerous

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Author: Maria Kholina

Wireless headphones have become extremely popular lately. Such gadgets connect to a smartphone or computer using Bluetooth technology. Many are curious about whether using these headphones can pose health problems.

Family doctor Mykhailo Tsiurak provides answers to common questions regarding wireless headphones.

What you need to know about wireless headphones

Bluetooth is a radio communication of very low intensity that works over a short distance. It is based on electromagnetic waves, which are also emitted by smartphones, TVs, computers, and even chargers plugged into outlets. Therefore, Bluetooth is generally harmless to our bodies.

However, wireless headphones can be dangerous.

In which cases:

When using cheap headphones from China for $5. Such goods are not certified, manufactured in an unknown location, so such headphones may have a high level of electromagnetic radiation. As a result, you may experience headaches, dizziness, and ringing in the ears.

When using in-ear headphones which are deeply inserted into the ear. They can negatively affect hearing even at low music volume, causing damage to nerve auditory receptors.

When listening to music at high volume for a long time. This can lead to irreversible hearing loss.