Fit the headphones well so they do not hurt

For many users, headphones have become the favorite accessory of mobile devices, as it allows them to access an extra privacy and comfort. However, for many others, these devices have become a true means of pain, because of the discomfort that they find using hearing aids.

Therefore, solutions have been developed that you can have in case when you put on the headphones, they hurt your ears. Either because you are using the hearing aids incorrectly or because the cause of the pain is external to this section.

For this reason, we will show you the way in which they put themselves well or put the headphones on the ears so that they do not hurt you. So you no longer have to remove your headphones to rest your ears.

Why do headphones hurt my ears?

The first step to finding a solution to the issue why headphones or earphones have damaged your ears while using them, is to identify the cause of said ailment.

woman's ears hurt from wearing headphones

Therefore, it may be that the origin of the problem is due to the material from which the headphones are made. This option applies mainly to large headphones that cover the entire ear, as you will notice that most of these are made with pads that tend to get hot from use and sometimes hurt your ears.

Likewise, the problem could also be due to a poor sound balance in the headphones, which most of the time is due to small internal circuits in the headphones. A clear sign of this is the possible cause of the damage to your ears, is that when you connect the headphones the phone goes crazy or ghost touches occur on the screen.

On the other hand, it may also be that the damage to your ears when using headphones is due to the shape they have, so you need to replace them with smaller ones and thus avoid doing more damage to your ears.

How should headphones be worn so that they don’t hurt?

An effective solution for those who have pain in their ears while using the headphones of their devices is usually to put them on correctly. Well, despite the fact that the instruction on how to put on the hearing aids is contained in them, most of the time this orientation is unknown.

First of all, the headphones have an identification according to which they must be placed on the ears to avoid damage to the ears and offer a better sound balance. In this way, you will notice that each one is identified with the letter ‘L’ or ‘R’, being that the one identified as ‘R’ must be placed on the right ear and therefore, the ‘L’ must be placed on the left ear.

woman with pain from wearing headphones

Being this the correct way in which you should put the headphones, it could be that it does not offer you any relief for the ailment in your ears when using them. Therefore, you can either avoid straining the headphone cable while wearing it , or choose to connect Bluetooth headphones to your device , as these tend to be smaller and more comfortable on the ears.

Tricks to avoid ear damage from your headphones

If the pain in your ears has not diminished when you put the headphones on correctly, the problem may actually be the sensitivity of your ears to the sound of them. Therefore, you must regulate the time of use of your hearing aids and try to balance the sound of them on your Android or iOS device , as the case may be.


Likewise, you can change the headphones that you have for smaller ones that do not harm your ears while you use them. On the other hand, in case the pain persists, it is a possibility that it is due to the fact that the cable of the headphones is tightened while you use it and therefore press your ears.

If this is the case, the best option is to try wireless headphones or to convert conventional headphones to wireless ones , in order to reduce the stress that occurs when you stretch the cable of the headphones while you use them.

How to use the headphone accessories so that they do not fall off when using them

In general, modern headphones have locking systems so that they do not fall, since today most headphones are wireless, which poses a risk that they can fall, break down and even get lost.

In the same way, there are different accessories that prevent your hearing aids from being prone to unnecessary falls, in most cases, being already included in the operation of the same. Some accessories that prevent these devices from falling may be:

  • Normally, wireless headphones have a system in which, when they are inserted into your ears, you will only have to turn the body of these and they will already be fully insured on their own, so that you can use them to run, study, walk around, etc.
  • Helmet headphones, in general, come with a system that makes them fit fully on the head, so that they cannot fall, but if you want extra protection, there are certain straps that can be fixed on both sides. of the helmet, in order to avoid falls.
  • Now, the classic cable headphones, already in themselves are designed so that their own cable makes them not fall, but some of them come with a hook, which can be integrated, integrating in it, the microphone, buttons volume, and a ‘Call’ button, to answer and hang up calls. This hook is usually attached to your shirt or pockets.
  • There are other accessories, which are used to fix the headphones to the ear, this by means of a curvature that is ‘hooked’ in the back of the ear, in order to remain totally fixed, although in general, this type of hearing aid is usually quite uncomfortable.

How to put on hearing aids according to their type

The number of headphones and the types that there are are very varied, since there are many situations and many contexts in which obviously, we will need different headphones. The principle and operation of the different types of headphones is the same, although with certain variations.

Surely you ask yourself, Are all headphones placed in the same way? The answer to that is no, since you would not wear a helmet headset, in the same way as a wireless one, right? But do not worry Whatever the variation in how to use the headphones, no way to put them on will be complicated.

Helmet Headsets

Helmet headphones are generally the largest and heaviest type of headset, since they consist of a bridge that joins 2 large helmets that completely cover the ear area, thus creating an enveloping sound and in many cases, good sound cancellation. Generally, these are used above the head, applying an inward pressure system, which makes them fix to the head, thus preventing falls. They are very simple to place, you will only have to:

  • Take them and position them face-on, as indicated.
  • Then you will have to open them enough so that they are wider than your head.
  • Each helmet has to be parallel to your ear.
  • Finally and with great care not to release them prematurely, you will join them to your ear and release, thanks to the pressure, they will be completely fixed to your ear.

Button Headphones

This type of hearing aid is probably the most classic and therefore the most used, they simply consist of 2 headphones that work by inserting them into the ear, but unlike wireless ones, these are attached to a cable that begins by forming a ‘V’ and both sides end up in a single cable, making a kind of ‘Y’ or ‘fork’ effect.

These headphones are very easy to put on, in fact, probably the biggest problem you will have with these, will be to untangle them before using them, because it always seems that they get tangled in a quite mysterious way. To put on these headphones you will only have to:

  • First, we will proceed to untangle them, since otherwise it will be impossible to use them.
  • After having untangled them, the only thing we will have to do is stretch them and locate which of the 2 is ‘L’ and which is ‘R’ respectively.
  • Finally we will have to insert them very carefully in our ears, since if we do it very hard, we run the risk of hurting ourselves, it is not recommended that they be used very deep.

In ear

The ‘In Ear’ hearing aids include button hearing aids, since they are basically all hearing aids that are used by inserting them into the ear, unlike the ‘On ear’, or the ‘Over ear’. These hearing aids generally have the same fitting method as earbuds, as you just have to insert them into your ear and that’s it.

Hearing aids have become an extension of the human body today, and they are the perfect allies to complement those long walks, workouts, those long hours of work and study, etc. One recommendation that the WHO gives people is that the human ear is designed to be able to withstand up to 90dB for a long time, before suffering damage. The headphones emit approximately between 75 and 136 dB, depending on the volume. It is recommended that we always listen to music in short periods and below 85dB.

A very interesting fact that the OMS provides is that a user, when listening to 15 minutes of music at 100dB, has the same exposure to sound that an industrial worker would have at 85dB for 8 hours. So it is important that although we enjoy listening to music a lot, we know how to better manage our exposure, in order to take care of our ears.

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