Poll: Do you suffer from chronic pain from telephone use?

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Phones are addictive. Whether you’re a gamer, a social media scroller, or a YouTube viewer, we all have something that keeps our eyes on our phone longer than we’d like.

You’ve probably suffered some incidental injury from your smartphone: dropping your phone on your face in bed, dropping it on your toe, numbing arms from holding it too long, or any of the many other minor injuries you could experience .

Unfortunately, some people develop chronic problems from too much phone time. These include “text neck”, which is caused by your head being bowed down for an extended period of time and often accompanied by unavoidable neck pain. Those who spend a lot of time in the hunched-over position may also develop a hump that doesn’t go away right away.

Some even experience hearing damage or high-frequency hearing loss. A study shows: if you use your phone for more than 60 minutes a day, you won’t be able to hear frequencies between 2,000 and 8,000 Hz, which can hinder your ability to understand speech and hear consonants.

Do you suffer from chronic pain from telephone use?

126 votes

There are plenty of other possible problems caused by smartphones. We won’t try to list them all here, but we’d like to know if you’ve experienced any of the chronic symptoms listed in our poll. Text neck? hunchback? Hearing loss? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to be heard in the comments if you have anything to add.

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