Wearing earphones can damage our ears!

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arueng

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CHINESE
Wearing earphones can damage our ears!


Hi,

Does the above sound right to you? Do I have to delete "wearing?" Thanks.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Wearing, perhaps ... or using. But there is a logic problem here: it's not earphones that damage our ears but loud sounds being pumped through them directly into our ears.

    And there are different types of earphones, which adds to the equation. So basically you have a sentence that is a bit too general (for me) -- although people will generally get the idea, I suppose.
     

    SwissPete

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    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Sorry, arueng, but earphones do not damage your ears.

    What you listen to, at an excessive decibel level, is what does the damage.

    EDIT: Crossposted with Copyright...
     

    arueng

    Senior Member
    CHINESE
    Wearing, perhaps ... or using. But there is a logic problem here: it's not earphones that damage our ears but loud sounds being pumped through them directly into our ears.

    And there are different types of earphones, which adds to the equation. So basically you have a sentence that is a bit too general (for me) -- although people will generally get the idea, I suppose.
    Thanks, Copyright.
    So how should I say it right?


    Sorry, arueng, but earphones do not damage your ears.

    What you listen to, at an excessive decibel level, is what does the damage.

    EDIT: Crossposted with Copyright...
    Thanks, Pete.
     
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