You may be experiencing a symptom called listener fatigue.
That is where your eardrums work hard to manage the volume that flows through your ear canal.
The longer you wear headphones, the more your ears may hurt.
Note: You may need to limit your headphone usage.
Why do ears hurt after wearing earbuds?
One reason you might feel ear pain from wearing earphones or headphones is the fit itself. A poor fit — for example, wearing the headphones too tightly around the head — can put excess pressure on your outer ear, or pinna, which represents the visible part of your ear anatomy.
How do I stop my headphones from hurting my ears?
Take breaks from listening every so often. Turn the volume down if you’ve ramped it up. Keep the cushions in good shape by replacing wrecked ones and then adding a sweat-proof headphone cover. If your ears are prone to the cold, then add an earmuff headphone cover.
Why do my ears hurt after wearing AirPods?
Apple’s AirPods may be best-in-class wireless earbuds, but they’re not for everyone. Due to the shape of some people’s inner ear, the headphones simply don’t fit every possible ear shape well, or in some cases, cause pain when placed firmly inside the ear.
Why do my ears hurt after listening to music?
You also could have tinnitus (say: tih-nih-tus), which is a medical term for ringing in the ears. Your ears can feel “full,” too. This kind of noise also can cause a person to have tinnitus all the time. Listening to loud music a lot can cause the same kind of damage, especially if headphones or ear buds are used.