Please note that this article is not intended to be medical advice. If you believe that you are experience a medical condition, please seek the attention of a medical doctor
After using your headphones for a while, you may feel the shape of your head is changing. Your skull is so strong, but these headphones do press tightly against your head. So, is this really possible or is it just your imagination? Read on to find out whether your headphones can change the shape of your head and what to do about it.
Headphones wont change the shape of your skull, however they can leave an impression on the skin when you wear them. This will of course make you feel like your skull has been dented.
Read on for additional information.
What Can Headphones Do to Your Head?
Your headphone can do several things to your head. The common ones are:
1. Dent your skin: Headphones that are too tight, especially those with metal rims, can cause some slight impressions on your skin.
The impression might leave you feeling as if your head’s shape has changed.
However, these dents should disappear after a short while.
2. Dent your hair: If you have plenty hair, you could be experiencing a headphone hair dent. As the name suggests, the device can change the shape of your hair leaving the impression there is a problem with your head.
It’s common among people who typically wear headphones for extraordinarily long hours.
When Should You Seek Medical Attention?
The general understanding is that you shouldn’t worry about your head’s shape when using a headphone. Should you see your doctor if you are convinced you are not experiencing any of the two conditions we’ve discussed above?
To be on the safe side, as soon as you notice a strange change in the shape of your skull, seek your doctor’s advice.
You could be experiencing conditions such as:
Congenital skull indentation: When you were born, you had 4 main sutures on the top of your head until you were about two years. As you grow, these joints move to allow your brain adequate space to expand as it grows. If the joints close prematurely, the brain puts pressure on the skull, giving the head a dented look.
Some people can also be born with an indentation in their skull. The birthing process or the position of the baby in the womb can cause this.
Gorham’s diseases: This is a rare skeleton condition that occurs due to bone loss
Paget’s born disease: This disease causes the irregular replacement of old bone tissues.
Cancer: Bone-destructive cancers can cause skull depressions
Trauma: Past head injuries can become visible after a while, which often requires urgent medical attention.
How to Fix Headphone Dent on Your Hair
You have two options:
1. Prevent it from Happening
You can avoid wearing headphones for an extended period to prevent this. To enjoy the headphone experience and more without the need for an actual headphone, you could go for a Bluetooth beanie.
2. Reduce the risks
Use one or more of the tips below to reduce the risks and fix the dent:
- Wear a hat below the headphone
- Loosen the headphone’s band
- Wear your headphones at the back of your head
- Wet the hair using water spray bottles to remove the dent
- Use hair styling products whenever you wear or put off your headphones
- Use looser headphones
A headphone won’t change your head’s shape. If you discover any dent, seek your doctor’s attention. However, before doing that, be sure it isn’t a skin or hair dent.