We always share our earphone with friends & family. But we don’t know how harmful is it? There are several scientific research that describes bad effects of sharing earphones. This causes serious health problems.
Here I’m sharing some harmful effects of sharing earphones and why we should not share our earphones.
Bad Effects of Sharing Earphones
1) Bacteria, this is the most common reason for not sharing earphones. Our ears have ear wax which acts as a protection. When we share earphones, bacteria can get stuck to our ear wax and interrupt in protection and this create problems in ear.
2) Kelly Reynolds, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, saying that earhphone increases bacteria inside earh, and when we share earphones, it increase the chance of doubling the bacteria & infection in our ear canal.
3) Earh Fungus, several people suffer from ear fungus, this cause a lot of damage to our ears. When we share earphones, we are sharing the fungus too. It’s just like the common cold but can cause a lot of damage in the long-term.
4) Yeast, A test performed by Business Insider showed that some of the earphones with yeast on them. It also had traces of bacillus, which is found in soil. So, I don’t think it is the thing anyone would like to share. These things can cause infection, itching, swelling and other types of skin infection.