Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Report: WFH Is Causing Eye And Ear Problems Among Young Adults

Report: WFH Is Causing Eye And Ear Problems Among Young Adults

Complaints are directly linked to extensive use of headphones at higher volume, mobile, and laptops

Doctors in the Gurugram district say online classes and work from home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing eye and ear problems among children, adolescents, and young adults. Doctors have warned that this could lead to ear and eye problems among those who failed to curb the use of earphones, mobile phones, and laptops. However, the doctors also asserted that one other reason which causes hearing problems is the noise pollution in Gurugram.

Rahul Garg, Head of RG Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Hospital, said lifestyle choices lead to more cases of hearing and eye impairment than age-related factors. “Before the Covid-19 pandemic, a few patients used to visit hospitals/clinics who were developing hearing problems after Diwali last year due to firecrackers but amid Covid-19, a number of patients from all age groups are visiting doctors’ clinics due to hearing problems and eye infection complications.”

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Garg pointed out that all these complaints are directly linked to extensive use of headphones at higher volume, mobile, and laptops. The doctor said the continued use of earphones, mobiles, and laptops at high volume is leading to such problems among people. “120 decibels is harmful to ears and 140 decibels can permanently damage our ears. Any noise more than 100 decibels can impact the physical as well as the mental health of our body,” Garg said, adding that adults can set the volume of earphones or headphones but children don’t know to set the volume of earphones which causes hearing problems.

eye and ear problems
The problems related to the eye and ear are increasing. Pixabay

ENT Specialist Yogesh Goyal said, “Multiple people are working for more than eight hours wearing headphones and in front of laptops. This is putting a lot of stress on their ears and unsterilized earbuds or ear-plugs could spread infection.” Goyal advises removing the earphones from time-to-time in order to allow fresh air to go inside the ears. He said school children should not be using headphones at all. If they are attending classes on a laptop or personal computers, then the device volume is sufficient.

ALSO READ: 90% Office Workers Are Dealing With WFH Related Health Problems

The doctors also suggest that the concerned authorities should strictly tackle noise polluters who are responsible for noise pollution. The traffic police should increase the use of audio meters which help to catch noise polluters. D.K. Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), informed that 326 challans were issued for pressure honking and 291 fines were issued for the removal of silencers from motorbikes and other vehicles in 2020.

“We will not tolerate anyone in Gurugram who breaks traffic rules. The Traffic police from time-to-time have launched various campaigns to catch traffic violators. I would like to appeal to the motorists in Gurugram to follow traffic rules across the district or be ready to face hefty traffic fines,” Bhardwaj said. (IANS/SP)

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

More Urban Indians Suffer Payment App Frauds, Card Frauds: Report

More urban Indians are facing payment app frauds (24 percent), identity thefts (20 percent), and payment card frauds (18 percent) than ever before during...

Rapprochement Between Russia And The US?

The recent announcement by the White House sources that US President Joe Biden has proposed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold...

Recognize And Seize Your Serendipitous Moments: Neil J. Farber

Archimedes' discovery of the relationship of weight, volume, and density of materials, Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, Samuel Morse devising the Morse code, Alexander...

Sweat Sensor Alerts Doctors And Patients To Impending Cytokine Storm In Real Time

Scientists have developed a sweat sensor that acts as an early warning system for a looming cytokine storm -- a surge of pro-inflammatory immune...

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Associated With High BP Risk

Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research. Although doctors have prescribed...

Nanking Massacre: The Holocaust

By- Khushi Bisht The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was one of the worst massacres committed during the Sino-Japanese war that...

‘Child Of Two Worlds’ Featuring The Protagonists And Immortal Lovers

Turkey-based author Ann D'Silva has launched her new book "Child of Two Worlds", which is second in the fictional 'Sand and Sea' series, which...

Now Transfer Posts And Notes To Google Docs And WordPress Directly

Facebook on Monday introducing two new data portability types that will help users directly transfer their posts and notes to Google Documents, Blogger, and...

Recent Comments