Earphones are being used by everyone today without knowing its consequences. People use earphones everywhere, in metro, train, bus or even when they are walking, to have their personal space or to have a much needed escape from the hustle of life. But its prolonged usage can not only cause hearing loss but can also cause ear infections. Bacteria from ears of other people can easily travel into yours if you have a tendency of sharing your earphones. It can also cause numbness in the ears along with acute pain and can affect your brain. Since, the inner ear is directly linked to the brain a little infection can also directly affect the brain. Using earplugs for listening to loud music can turn fatal if the commuters are not careful while crossing the roads, as it may cause serious life threatening accidents.