Jan 7, 2015: The use of headsets has become common in youngsters as well as professional people. They use them while talking with lovey dovies, taking important calls, listening music.
But these hands-free accessories have many harmful effects on a human body. Here are some of them gathered for you. Read this carefully…
=> Hearing Ability Decreases
Another risk associated with headsets is premature hearing loss. This risk, however, isn’t likely to occur from a malfunction in your headset, but more from an acoustic shock injury resulting from excess noise traveling over your phone line. This excess noise is comprised of electronic feedback from the likes of fax machines and other electronics, or simply from operating the headset at higher-than-recommended levels. Repeat exposure leads to inner ear damage, which, in turn, leads to hearing loss and other hearing-related heath issues. It is important to check the volume level of your headset before putting it on. Apple recommends limiting the amount of time you use its iPhone Bluetooth Headset at high volume, avoiding turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings, and turning the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
According to a study, all cell phones and Bluetooth headsets emit radiation. However Bluetooth headsets “emit a small amount of radiation,” or a lesser amount compared to cell phones. And while the verdict is out on whether or not cumulative amounts of radiation from typical use of cell phones and wireless headsets lead to long-term dangers such as cancer, head exposure to radiation has been linked with cancer, autism, brain tumors and hair loss. To capitalize on fears over possible radiation exposure, many manufacturers have released headsets marketed as radiation-free and other phone options.
=> Leads To Accidents
Headphones creates distraction while driving which may lead to many road accidents.
=> Ear Infections
One risk associated with headsets has more to do about proper maintenance than it does about headset mechanics. Ear infections are likely to occur among headset-using employees in busy call centers where employees wear the equipment for long hours of the work day if they’re not properly cared for. For instance, headset ear cushions should be replaced every six months and treated daily with a cleaning agent to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria between workers.
=> Vocal Strain
Improper use of a headset can cause vocal strain, especially if the person using the headset is talking throughout most of their work day. If the headset has an adjustable microphone, make sure it is positioned so that it picks up a clear signal from your voice without requiring strain to speak. Speaking in a quiet, relaxed manner throughout the day helps to prevent vocal injuries. If the headset is only an earpiece with an attached mic, ensure that the input level is turned up high enough that you don’t need to strain your voice.
=> Ear Irritation
Although headsets are more ergonomically correct than holding a phone up to your ear, they must be fitted properly. For instance, if a headset fits too tightly, you might experience headaches and soreness. Other symptoms, such as ear irritation, may occur regardless of how your headset is fitted. If you wear your headset for hours a day, especially if it’s a two-piece ear bud model, your ears can grow irritated from the buds. However, these health hazards are preventable. Just make sure your headset fits properly and that you take it off when not in use.
=> Causes Many Diseases
Any type of wireless technology emits microwave radiation. The effects of long term microwave radiation exposure upon the body have been observed in countless studies. Long-term exposure to microwave radiation has been linked to cancer, leukemia, brain tumors, alzheimers, autism, ADD, miscarriages, birth defects, autoimmune illnesses, multiple sclerosis, hair loss. Bluetooth Headset use has been linked to blindness, deafness, brain tumors, neck pain/stiffness,
skin rashes, headaches.
So guys, limit the use of these hands-free accessories because these are actually not safe.