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Can using headphones cause deafness?

Q: I am working as a medical transcriptionist. The nature of my job is listening to dictation by the doctors and then transcribing the documents. I am wearing head-phones nearly 10 to 12 hours per day. I have doubt that after 3 to 4 years, my ears will lose hearing ability? Can you clear my doubt?

A:As long as the volume of your headphone is not high, there should be no danger to your hearing. However, if it is more than 80 dB, then definitely you are at risk.


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