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Headphone Conspiracy

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:18 PM
Who knows what kind of damage these earbuds do. They say cell phones cause brain tumors well think about how many more hours you spend with headphones in your ears.

Headphones emit a Radio frequency usually around 20KHz

"Pretreatment of cells with ultrasound (20 kHz, 2 W c2, 60 s)
selectively induced cytotoxicity in skin and prostate cancer cells, while having minimal effect on corresponding normal cell lines."

minimal effect IS an effect after all. Lets do some math,
say you listen to your ipod 2 hours a day. 360 days a year thats 720 hours of 20KHz "minimal effecting" waves hitting your head every year.

2 ciggarettes have a minimal effect on your overall health. 720 ciggarettes have a substantial effect no?

There are also magnets in the headphones. Take a pair apart and you will see.

Magnets AND radio waves this close to your brain MUST have an effect over time. Factor in the amount of waves from cell phone use, wifi, and fm and am waves and you habe a recipe for the large amount of zombies you see walking around eachday. I am one of them

[edit on 21-4-2010 by sgrrsh26]

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:23 PM
When I saw the title I couldn't resist, it was too funny to miss.
After reading your post though you make a good point.

Keep in mind though people have been using earphones since the cassette days so I'm sure if there was any significant damage apart from hearing loss (which we already know about) it'd be reported on by now.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:25 PM
With all these threads about foginess, forgetfullness, etc its could in fact be the cause.

The thing is, there is more RF waves going around than just the headphones. Especially since the that you gave, there were no wireless phones, cell phones, wifi, cell towers..

Refer to the ciggarette math

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by sgrrsh26

Well, no.

First off, sound isn't radio, radio isn't sound. They're not related at all. In any way. So your earbuds aren't emitting radio frequencies, ever.

Music, speech and whatnot can have, on some players, audio frequency content up to the 20KHz range (some won't reach that), but they don't steadily emit 20KHz. Your cite is for ultrasound, not radio waves, and is for a power density of 2 Watts per square cm. That's quite a bit, you won't be getting that out of your earbuds, and if you did, you'd know it because you'd be deaf.

Yes, there are generally magnets in headsets. But static magnetic fields don't have any effect to amount to anything, unless you're in a field density you'll never reach with an earbud, or even in an MRI machine. Time-varying magnetic fields do, but that's not the case here with the little speaker magnets in the earbuds. You do catch a hair of time-varying mag fields from the coils in the earbuds, but again, it's minute.

So no, no radio waves there, yes, magnets, but not much of one, and not the sort of magnetic field that tends to cause issues, and millionths of the field density to be worried about.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:42 PM
reply to post by Bedlam

Fully agree with your post. Earbuds emit what frequency is played through them as a compression wave (sound) and as minute EM leakage from the coil.

To get any sort of long term gradual EM effect from earbuds, we'd likely be looking a walking around with humungous, low efficiency speaker arrays being called earbuds strapped to our ears

[edit on 21/4/10 by GhostR1der]

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:50 PM
reply to post by sgrrsh26

actually, studies shows that hearing is getting better since the advent of headphones.

my idea is -- like how we are losing are pinky toe -- small bits of evolution rearing its chaotic head.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:45 PM

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