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OWNERS of in-ear headphones like Apple AirPods have been warned using them could cause serious health issues like vertigo and even hearing loss.
Repeated and long-lasting use of the gadgets could lead to warning signs that are often overlooked as leading indicators of health hazards to come, it’s been warned.
Experts are warning Airpod users of health problems associated with their use. All headphones, experts warn, but with a specific nod to in-ear buds, could be causing an unseen build-up of earwax at the surface level.”It impacts the earwax system,” researcher Christian Moro told 7News in Australia.
“If we put an earbud in, like we see in the in-ear earphones, they end up compressing that area.”
“They end up blocking natural escape routes, compress it and maintain a warm environment which inhibits the wax from drying out and cause all kinds of issues,” the Bond University researcher continued.
Apple has denied a request for comment from The Sun.
But earwax build up could be the least of anyone’s problems when hearing loss and vertigo are concerned.
This build up leads to hearing problems, which is often accompanied by pain, dizziness and vertigo.
Other experts warn that human bodies haven’t adapted to this new technology.
“Technology has become an addendum to our bodies, so we don’t even realise,” said tech expert Steve Sammartino.
“They design products that we get addicted to on purpose so that they can maximise their profits,” he added, saying comfort might not necessarily mean what’s good for you.
In general, Moro says to keep the pods out of your ears to lower your health risks.
“It’s one of those things to be aware of, that maybe it’s time to take a break with the earphones.”
The Sun has reached out to Apple for comment.