Don’t wear earphones all day – your ears need to breathe

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Wireless earphone sales are booming, with Apple alone selling an estimated 100 million sets of AirPods in 2020. Being untethered from our phones or devices means we are likely to wear earphones for longer periods. As a result, you might notice your ears feeling more sticky or waxy. Is this common? And what happens to our ears when we wear earphones?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2021


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