Stylish earphones for iPods and other MP3 players may look better than the traditional style of headphones, but according to a report on Reuters, they could be damaging your hearing.
A leading academic claims that earbuds placed directly into the ear can boost the audio signal by as many as nine decibels. However, these plugs don’t always fit snugly in the ear, allowing background noise to seep in, which often leads to users cranking up the volume. By turning up the volume to drown out additional sounds, you could causing great damage to your hearing.
Read the full story at Reuters.