Here’s why sharing earphones is a really bad idea !
1. You may be infected with mites
However, these small mites are generally observed in animals such as dogs or cats, etc., they can also penetrate human ears. If someone close to you or friends has mites and you share your earphones with them, chances are they will pass the mites on to you.
2. The ears is a place rich in bacteria
In general, the ear is considered to be a place rich in bacteria, wax and dead cells (it is natural) which can become infected if the headphones are used repeatedly in several people.
3. Increases the growth of fungi and infections
Earwax and bacteria alone do not cause infection. On the other hand, frequent use of headphones causes moisture retention and increases the temperature in the ear, which causes the growth of infections and fungi.
4. Influenza infection
If someone has the flu, chances are they will develop ear infections. When someone with the flu uses your headphones, it leads to a bad case of flu transmission.
5. Good personal hygiene
Would you like to share someone’s toothbrush? Do you want to wear sweaty clothes that someone has just taken off? Of course not, because sharing these items would only share germs and bacteria between them. The same goes for headphones.
It is very advisable to use the headphones only by their owner and to reduce their sharing with others. It is best to sterilize the headphones with a disinfectant and cotton sticks, especially after they have been used by someone else.