Skip to Content

What happens if you wear AirPods for too long?

This post will show you what happens if you listen to or wear AirPods for too long.

Listening to AirPods for too long can cause wax buildup, hearing damage, and possibly even tinnitus. It is strongly recommended to take regular breaks and to keep the volume below 60% of the max volume.

What happens if you wear AirPods for too long?

If you wear AirPods for too long, you risk causing wax build up. If you listen to music on AirPods for too long, you risk causing hearing damage or tinnitus and the damage can be permanent.

If you do wear your AirPods all the time, make sure that you turn the volume down to a moderate level. Take breaks during charging and watch out for symptoms such as tinnitus which could indicate damage.

Some people like to sleep wearing AirPods. This is not recommended because it can cause wax buildup. Also, the low battery noise that AirPods have often wakes people up.

If you are using AirPod Pros, it is especially likely that it will result in wax build-up.

Read more: Does transparency mode work on AirPods with Android?

What happens if you use AirPods too much?

If you use AirPods too much, you might cause wax build up, damage to your hearing and tinnitus. It is important to take breaks from listening to AirPods and to make sure not to have the music too loud.

How long can you use AirPods?

Read more: 4k SDR VS HDR Apple TV

Hearing experts recommend not listening to music on AirPods for more than 1 hour per day and to limit the volume to 60% or less.

The AirPods 2 can be used for 5 hours of listening before they need to be recharged. But a 15-minute charge provides 3 more hours of listening time.

So, while you can only listen for 5 hours at a time, you can charge them for 15 minutes and resume your listening.

The AirPods 3 actually allow for 6 hours of listening time. If you include all the charges from the charging case, you can get up to 30 hours of listening time.

AirPods Pro allow you to listen to them for up to 4.5 hours and the case provides an additional 24 hours of battery life.