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The danger of using headphones

Doctors say noise induced hearing loss can occur each time you listen to loud headphones, and that has a cumulative effect.

Hearing loss is caused when loud noises destroy the hair cells inside your ears. The hair cells are needed to pick up sound waves and convert them into electrical signals for our brains to interpret.

So when you listen to loud sounds constantly, the vibrations destroy the hair cells, which may never grow back.

Dr. Erika Woodson recommends headphones with volume controls and settings that will keep the decibels from going up too high.

"I think that's the most important thing is that you have to police yourself on this. And I think a good rule of thumb is if everyone else around you can hear it, it's too loud," said Woodson.

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