I recently received Bose QC15 noise cancelling headphones, and in my first two days wearing them at work -- periodically, about four hours in total each day -- I've experienced mild headaches and mild nausea. Do people experiencing these symptoms eventually adapt, and the symptoms go away?
posted by RobinFiveWords
on Jan 3, 2014 -
I'm currently working in a smallish office where people arrayed around a group of tables chat to each other during the day. I'm hoping to find very comfortable headphones for listening to music (mostly just soft wordless music - my base station is Pandora's 'classical for studying' station) that will let me not hear voices, but also will not leak and be obnoxious for my colleagues. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous
on Jun 17, 2013 -
A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true?
I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jan 3, 2012 -
I've had enough of all of my Shure in-ear isolating earbuds dying on one side. My right bud died suddenly, and this is the third pair in a row. I've had this pair for less than 6 months. Could you recommend a durable pair of isolating/noise cancelling earbuds/headphones with a few requirements? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Nov 28, 2011 -
How can I keep listening to music on the bus without exacerbating my easily irritable skin with earbuds, or causing hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 8, 2009 -
Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on May 25, 2009 -
After a long haul on a plane, I'm wanting to make my very own noise blocking in-ear headphones, as per here
. The otherwise awesome directions call for using a relatively slow setting epoxy putty. I shudder at the idea of putting noxious putty in my ears for any time at all. Please suggest a better material thats easy to work with, is non toxic and sets in a reasonable amount of time.
posted by Fupped Duck
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Noise cancelling headphones for use in a home office with young children around. Comfortable for all day use and not too expensive. Possible? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Two questions about noise cancelling headphones: 1) Are JVC HA-NC80s any good?; and 2) Are NC headphones (in general) bad for your hearing? [more inside]
posted by blapst
on Jul 10, 2007 -
How can I get my noise-cancelling headphones working on my old TV? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Ptrin
on Feb 7, 2004 -