Gonzalez 1Betty GonzalezEnrique Hirigoyen CGS 1030January 25,2019Safely Using Headphones and Earbuds People often listen to sound from their computers or portable devices through headphonesor earbuds. Headphones cover or are place outside of the ear, whereas earbuds rest inside the earcanal. With these listening devices, only the individual wearing the device 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[TuM17]. Properly designed headphones should have a close fit for optimal listening. Similarly, earbuds should seal tightly in the ear canal of the person wearing the device. Headphones and earbuds also should include noise cancelling technology.