#TNLIST: 6 Side Effects of Using Headphone/Earphones & Prevention Tips

Technology is moving ahead day by day, leaving us all trapped in luxuries and comfort with hidden bad effects on Health. Headphones and Earphones are one such technology that is being used by the youth of today without knowing the health issues associated. I know this is today’s trend to use earphones and headphones, but do you know the hidden health issues that come with this small gadget? The side effects of using headphones and earphones are rising day by day.

You will find people using headphones and earphones everywhere, be it it metro’s, train’s Bus and even if they are walking. Not just are you playing with your health, but also with others. Don’t believe me?? Read more…..


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1. Hearing loss/ Hearing complications

When you use headphones or earphones, the direct audio goes into your ears. Volume exceeding 90 decibels can result in hearing complication and even hear loss. All those who wear earphones and headphones are at higher risk of hearing loss and even complications in hearing. If anyone listens at more than 100 decibels for even 15 minutes, he can face hearing loss. So if you have to use headphone or earphones, make sure to give your ears some rest and do not listen listen music in high volume at any cost.

2. Ear Infections

Are your earphones or headphones your personal? Do you share them with anyone? Well, we all once in a while share our earphones and headphones with friends and family. This sharing can easily result in Ear infections. Bacteria from ears of different people can easily travel through your headphones. SO next time you share your earphones or headphones, make sure you sanitize them Or stop sharing!

2. No air passage

These days, the earphone and headphone companies make sure that you get some really nice audio experience. But with decent audio experience comes health risks. To get the best audio experience, we need to insert the earphones directly into ear canals which result in no air passage. Yes, the music sounds great but with no air passage, you are at higher risk of ear infections.

In most of cases, people who use regular earphones and headphones experience more ear wax which results in tinnitus, ear infection and even problems in hearing.


3. Numb Ears

Recent studies have shown that people who use earphones or headphones most of the time in the day to hear loud music has felt numb ears. Their hearing abilities get numb for a while and then comes back to normal. This numbness of hearing can be dangerous and lead to deafness.

4. Pain in Ears

People using earphones and headphone, usually complain of pain in the ears. Some strange sound buzzing inside or ears or a sharp pain in a certain point of ear

5. Bad effects on Brain

The Electromagnetic waves produced by earphones and headphone can cause serious dangers for your brain. However, no strong medical evidence has yet been found to prove it. But people who are daily users of Bluetooth, headphones and earphones have been found more prone to brain related problems.

The inner ear is directly linked to the brain, even a little infection in the inner ear can directly affect the brain and can lead to serious health issues.

6. Life Threatening Accidents

Recently, the number of accidents have increased with people using earphones or headphones were involved. Car accidents, Road Accidents and even train accidents involving people using headphones or earphones have increased with an alarming rate. One cannot hear the honks, and thus become victims of some unfortunate accidents. But many a times, in order to save the lives of people using headphones or earphones, Other people’s life comes in danger.

 How to Save your ears and still use Earphones/Headphones

I am sure, after knowing all the bad effects and health hazards of using earphones and headphones, you must be scared, but still you don’t want to let your favourite audio gadget go. Here are some simple tips to save your ears and all the bad effects of using Headphones and earphones.

  • Avoid using tiny headphones/earphones that directly go into the ear canals. Better those big headphones, the old ones which stay outside your ears.
  • Avoid sharing your earphones/headphones with others.
  • Make sure you change the sponge cover/ rubber cover of your headphones/earphones once a month. If your earphones/headphones doesn’t have sponge covers, make sure you sanitize them.
  • Do not use earphones/headphones when you are travelling by car, train, metro or even walking.
  • No loud music ever when you use earphones/headphones.

P.S- Technology and gadgets are to make our lives easy, but when used in limit. We all must know, How much is too much!



There’s this saying my bearded friends tell our female friends, they say “If your man doesn’t have a beard then you’re dating a Lesbian”. I don’t know how true that is but who am i to For most men they find it hard to grow a luscious beard but the thing is it can be done.. as far you follow these rules..


1. JUST ALLOW IT GROW: It is going to take a few months to get your beard looking just the way you want it. Whether you plan to keep it short or grow it longer, you will need to make sure that it is shaped for your face. This involves trimming, but don’t start trimming until your beard is a bit longer than you actually want it to be. Then you can start trimming and shaping.


2. MAINTAIN IT: In addition to trimming, you should also be combing or brushing your beard regularly. “This is going to help train the hairs to grow in the same direction so your beard isn’t sloppy or scruffy looking. It is also important to brush or comb against the grain so the hairs stand out. Do this just before trimming to make the job a lot easier. Brushing should be done daily, and brushing and trimming done every couple of weeks.


3. USE THE RIGHT CONDITIONER: You also need to use a good conditioner on your beard. It is recommended that you use a conditioner that is thick, which will help keep the beard hairs from becoming overly wiry. Just like with your hair, let the conditioner sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing it out.


4. SHAMPOO MATTERS: It is as important to wash your beard as it is to wash your hair, and you need to use the right shampoo. Don’t use the same bar of soap that you would use to wash your body. This is going to dry out the beard hairs, as well as your facial skin. Use shampoo that is mild and contains moisturizers.


5. USE THE RIGHT BEARD TOOLS: There are certain tools you will need to have in order to have a great looking beard. One of them is a good trimmer for the edge of your beard. You will also need to have scissors and a good comb for shaping your beard. You won’t cut as much off by mistake with scissors as you can with a decent pair of trimmers.


6. IGNORE THE ITCHING: For the first few weeks, you are going to experience a lot of itching while your beard is coming in. This is the time when many men give up and shave, because they just can’t handle the itchiness. Ignore it, and it will be worth it in the long run. The itchiness will go away after a few weeks, and you will hardly notice it after that.



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Not only men are scared of dating and being committed, some ladies have been played and heart broken so many times they now automatically have a tough skin when they hear the word relationship. Of course, we can’t run forever, which is why it’s time for those of us who are terrified of falling in love to learn how to get over it, so we can experience everything romantic partnership has to offer.


1. DON’T BE IN A RUSH TO MEET HIS FAMILY: If you meet his family early on, you might feel like everything is moving too quickly. Besides, if you end up dumping him, you’ll upset the entire family. That’s why you should wait until things get super serious to actually meet his parents.


2. FIND HEALTHY COUPLES TO ADMIRE: If you’re terrified of commitment, because your parents are divorced, you should find an elderly couple that can prove how differently marriage can turn out. They might even be able to pass on some helpful information to keep your relationship strong.


3. DON’T OVERTHINK HIS ACTIONS: Don’t try to decipher every action your boyfriend makes. If your man looks at another woman, it doesn’t mean he’s going to cheat on you. If he stares at her and flirts with her, that’s another story. However, if his actions are harmless, don’t make yourself sick over them.


4. STOP FLIRTING: Once you enter a relationship, you need to stop flirting with other men. Your worst fear is getting your heart broken, so why would you break your partner’s heart? Don’t make it your mission to hurt him before he hurts you.


5. REMEMBER THAT NOT ALL MEN ARE THE SAME: If you’re scared of commitment because your ex broke your heart, you have to remember that your new boyfriend isn’t like your old one. They’re two completely different people, so don’t blame him for your old flame’s mistakes. Give him the clean slate he deserves.


6. FIND SOMEONE WORTH BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH: You’ll never be able to commit to someone you don’t really care about. That’s why you need to wait to date until you find someone you can imagine having a future with. Once you do, it won’t be as hard for you to open yourself up to love.


7. TALK ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS: If you’re terrified of love, then there are a lot of little things that could scare you away from your partner. Whenever something happens, no matter how small, bring it up in conversation. Letting him know how you’re feeling could save your relationship. You don’t want to keep anything bottled up.



  • In getting a girl’s number, the most essential tip I can give you first is to make eye contact with her.


    So you just spot that girl, and you have your confidence in check, this is how you should approach her:

    Look long and straight into her eyes.

    Never look down as it is a sign of submission, timidity, and weakness. Maintaining a constant eye contact when messing with any girl also says to her that you are interested in her and that you want to get to know her. This is a pre-requisite according to women.



    Never look at a woman’s breasts when you’re talking to her (a common mistake many men make).

    Women will reject you and consider you disrespectful if you do so.



    Be sure to smile

    A smile sends a positive and important message. A smile says, “I will not reject you. I like you.” A smile combined with prolonged eye contact says, “I like you a lot. I want to know you. Let’s talk.” Women who smile back at you and maintain eye contact with you too are those who will be most receptive to your advances.

    Note: Raised eyebrows is also a positive signal which you should interpret as a come-on. These next few tips should help you get that number.



    Introducing yourself.

    For example, simply say, “Oh, my name is (your Name). I’m pleased to meet you.” Just use your first name in an informal situation and both your first and last name in a more formal setting. Then allow the woman you’re picking up to offer you her name. Pause for a moment, if she doesn’t offer it, ask her what her name is.

    This is very important, USE HER NAME in the very next sentence that comes out of your mouth. Using her name works like magic to put her at ease and makes her more interested in you. A person’s name is the most important and powerful word you can ever say. The next thing you want to say or do is.



    Compliment her.

    Call attention to some detail about her, and flatter her in a totally positive way. Be sure to say something specific, that is special about HER. Be polite and creative when dishing out compliments. The more poetic and/or dramatic you can be, the better the results you’ll get because men lust with their eyes, BUT women lust with their ears!

    A lot of guys ask me what they should talk about once they get a woman’s name and after they have complimented her. What you need to do is find out what she wants, what she desires, or what turns her on, her passion or hobby. Ask her questions about that and you will have captivated her completely.



    Never disagree with her.

    Never disagree with a woman when you first meet her. You want to create a context of relatedness, and that’s done by agreeing with her.





    You can say something like, “I have to be going now, but I’d love to see you again so let me call you.” Without the all important phone number, you will never get anywhere with a woman. Because to score, you will need a date. To get a date, you will need the number. Just take a step forward as if you really intend to leave and turn back and say “kindly dial your phone number because I’m going to call you nine times today”, and smile while handing your phone to her.



This is a hilarious piece about the recent visit of Facebook billionaire founder, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria to introduce the Facebook proposed internet programme.


A Nigerian writer, Destiny Young has mocked the former administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the steps the leadership could have taken had Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria during his tenure in office.
Read the hilarious piece below:1. The presidency will set up a committee to welcome him.

2. The national assembly joint committee on information technology will also be at the airports to welcome him.

3. There will be traffic everywhere both in Lagos and in FCT.

4. He will be heavily guarded by soldiers, police and DSS.

5. Youths will wear t-shirts with his images, Women will also tie wrapper bearing his images.

6. Pages of newspapers as well as national TV will have facilitation messages welcoming him.

7. Public holiday Will be declared to welcome him properly.

8. #2.1 billion will be released by Dasuki, on order of the presidency, to various groups for logistics and feeding during the visit.

9. Gov. Akpabio (the uncommon transformer) will lobby to have him in Akwa Ibom state.

10. In Akwa ibom, the following will take place;

(a) A visit to the tropicana

(b) A visit to e-library

(c) A visit to underground pipe-jacking drainage (with electricity generating turbine) first in sub-sahara Africa.

(d) A reception ceremony at the state banquet hall later in the evening.

(e) At the reception, he will be entertained to jokes by SirJames, Basket mouth, Klink de drunk, Elenu, Brass band 999 mass choir will not be left out…….etc.

(f) ……and first class private jet will be hiredby the state govt. to fly Mark back to Abuja.

Mark, sorry you came late. lol…



The List is created Based on Writers Opinion, This does Not in any way reflect The Triotinaija Team Editorial Opinion. See List Below;

1) WIZKID-: Annoyingly wiz happens to be my number 1. Since abandoning the Nigerian shores to seek international recognition, he has been involved with top music act the likes of Rkelly, Akon, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Tinie tempah, Wale, Tyga and also featured on Drake VIEWS album. Drake’s ‘One Dance’ became the Wizkid-featured song that trended globally and held the lead position on the music charts for several months long. This feat became quite the game changer for the STARBOY.

He featured not one but three international music weights Chris Brown, Trey Songz and french Montana on his latest release ‘Shabba’. I don’t even need to say much cos it’s obvious at this juncture why he’s number one. “Highstar AR u happy”

2) OLAMIDE -: Olamide, remains a frontline soldier on the Nigerian music affairs. He is known for dropping HIT “back 2 back ” and also arguably the most featured artist in this diaspora. He started his 2016 on a high with the ‘Oyadab’ song featuring DJ enimoney, we find ourselves grooving to tunes like ‘I Love Lagos’ and ‘Abule Sowo’. Olamide’s songs always come with potential magic in keeping our turn up morale high. There’s the buzz worthy ‘Who You Epp’ – a studio freestyle that turned into viral competition and then konkobility recently dropped ‘owo blow’ and ‘sere’. I call him MR CONSISTENT.

3) KISS DANIEL -: Kiss Daniel stormed the industry in 2014 with his break out single, Woju. Since then,we have enjoyed hit BACK 2 BACK. Coming out of an unknown record label ‘GWW’ kiss has attained success in building his artiste profile to becoming one of the industry’s respected acts in the A-list category.

He’s managed to do this in a little less than two years, and with pretty much no ‘loud’ collaborations whatsoever. Daniels debut album titled ‘New Era’ drooped in the month of may. ‘Mama’ (my song of the year)– the album lead single, still topping the music charts nationwide for several weeks consistently.

4) FALZ –: Like play, Falz just rose like that to becoming a global music sensation even with extensions now in the abroad. The comical rapper has enjoyed his career like a rollercoaster affair, seeing his sophomore album ‘Stories That Touch’ as one of the most anticipated in the 2015 year. Falz hasn’t slowed down on his road to glory as he put out the short film for the Simi-featured track, ‘Soldier’, which ‘JUGRUL and others’ have touted to be the hottest contender for Video of the Year in 2016.

Just recently, he got a nomination on the platform of the BET Awards in the category for Best New International Act (Viewers’ Choice), which he won. Presently, his collaborative feature with Olamide and Davido on ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’ is a chart topper on media transmitting frequencies nationwide.

5) PHYNO -: Eze Nnunu as he is fondly known by many, his the champion of the east, he has stayed true to his craft which is the indigenous rap style, he has also cut deep into the Western market all thanks to olamide baddo. He is 1 of the most featured artist in Nigeria. One of his most recent releases ‘Fada Fada’ is arguably the nation’s number one song. While his latest release ‘E Sure For Me’ is fast gaining form.

6) ADEKUNLE GOLD -: Adekunle signed on to YBNL popularly known has YBNL TOASTER came to limelight in year 2014/15 with ‘Sade’ a cover to one direction ‘story of my life’ ever since then he as dropped hit songs like ‘orente’, ‘pick up’ and ‘ready’ he recently dropped his debut album ‘GOLD’ which featured only SIMI(my crush) arguably the best album in year 2016.

7) LIL KESH -: Lil Kesh may have been passed up on for the Next Rated award at the most recent Headies, Keshi’s rose the stakes a notch higher being the first of his category colleagues to put out a debut album. Lil Kesh also set a new record in the process by being the first youngest artiste to own a record label(YAGI) In the Nigerian music terrain.

8) REEKADO BANKS -: Nigeria’s next rated, Reekado Banks has been putting in serious work to prove that he was deserving of the award that stirred up plenty controversy. , Reeky Banks set us off to an early party with a trendy single, ‘Oluwa Ni’ massive hit. He’s become a steady feature face with the likes of Oritsefemi, Kida Kudz, Sammy Davids, Jaywon. Most recent single ‘Standard’ also doing good….we all anticipating the release of his debut album.

9) PATORANKING -: Patoranking who just recently dropped his debut album yes debut album he kept us waiting forever for the album GOE ‘GOD OVER EVERYTHING‘ the album features heavyweight artist like Sarkodie, Olamide, Wizkid, Kwam1, elephant man PHYNO and so on. Album topping every music charts.

10) DAVIDO -: Davido, is fast making his play for a comeback. The yearning to put out a follow-up to his debut album has seen him go under for some time now, although he’s managed to keep afloat with trending features and controvesy. Started the year with baby mamà drama later on Mr Dele Momodu who he refer to as is boy, then record label drama…. David is signed to one of the world’s biggest label platforms, Sony Music Global.

This feat was ultimately confirmed toward the end of the first quarter of 2016. Speculations on international features with Young Thug, Trey Songz and Tinashe anticipating.
If by any chance you do not agree with the selection picks, please let me know your thoughts and sentiments..


Written by OLAKUNLE TEMITO on August 22, 2016.

NOTE: Do you think someone is missing or something is wrong with the collation? Feel free to comment!!