Important suggestions for seekers, readers, well-wishers and devout Hindus

Avoid wearing earphones constantly as they may impair hearing

1.Disadvantages of overusing earphones

Nowadays, many people wear earphones for hours together and listen to something or the other. By constantly using earphones, the sound waves collide closely with the nerves in the ear. Medical studies have found that this leads to early hearing loss.

2. Types of earphones

2A. In-ear type of earphones that do more harm to the ears : In-ear type earphones go deep into the ears. Therefore, by wearing them for several hours, the ear does not get the requisite free air inside. This can lead to itching in the ears, infection, injury to the eardrum, etc. These earphones should not be used for more than 20 minutes at a time and should later be used only after a longer period.

2B. Earmuffs headphones : Earmuffs headphones are placed the outer side of the ear. These headphones are relatively good to use as they do not come in direct contact with the ears; however, they should also not be used for more than 2 hours at a stretch.

3. It is better to hear from speakers or mobile phones instead of earphones

For those who have to use earphones for a longer period, it is advisable to use headphones. So they will have little distress relatively. The best option is to hear directly from a speaker, mobile phone or laptop without using the earphones or headphones. In doing so, care should be taken not to disturb the people around you.

4. To prevent infection, do not use earphones or headphones that have been used by others.