25.docx - Carter 1 Safely Using Headphones and Earbuds People often listen to sound from their computer and mobile devices through headphones or earbuds

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Carter 1 Safely Using Headphones and Earbuds People often listen to sound from their computer and mobile devices through headphones or earbuds. Headphones cover or are placed outside the ear, whereas earbuds rest inside the ear canal. With these listening devices only the individual wearing the devices hears the sound. Using headphones or earbuds improperly can lead to permanent hearing loss. Items that may protect hearing include quality of these devices and volume levels The features of certain headphones and earbuds can help to prevent hearing loss. Higher- quality headphones and earbuds tend to produce a clearer sound, enabling wearers to listen at a lower volume[Tu]. Properly designed headphones should have a close fit for optimal listening. Similarity, earbuds should seal tightly in the ear canal of the person wearing the device. Headphones and earbuds also should include noise-cancelling technology. 1 The volume level of the sound that transmits from headphones to earbuds into the ear of a person wearing this type of device has been linked to hearing loss. The volume should be set low

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