Noise Cancelling Headphones Investigation

Migliaccio & Rathod is investigating reports that noise cancelling headphones can cause headaches, dizziness, and potentially new-onset tinnitus. Scientific experts have reported these worrisome symptoms may come from the brain reinterpreting sound in the total absence of it.

Scientists have documented that the human hearing system is not designed to be in perfect silence, and when high quality noise cancelling headphones are worn it causes the brain to rewrite its auditory processing. This rewrite can cause headaches as the brain could now struggle to interpret lower levels of volume, as per Professor David McAlpine. Other experts have hypothesized that the nausea and dizziness stem from your brain interpreting the noise cancellation as a change of pressure and wreaking havoc on your inner ear and its role in maintaining balance.

Have you experienced dizziness, nausea, or headaches from noise cancelling earphones?

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