Earmuff Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to headphones. Thanks to these devices we can enjoy clear and surround sound. It is celebrated on March 13.
Celebrating Earmuff Day allows you to remember the history of headphones and learn more useful information about these devices that have made many people’s lives more comfortable and better.
Headphones are a special device consisting of two speakers, which are most often connected by a flexible plate. Thanks to this design, they can be adjusted to any head size. The installed electroacoustic transducers convert electrical signals into sound. The headphones are designed so that only the user can hear the sound playback. Modern models are often equipped with dense ear cushions with active noise cancellation. Thus, the person is completely immersed in the sound picture, and the surrounding people will not hear anything. Extraneous noise will also not be available to the user.
Headphones were created in 1890 by the British manufacturer Electrophone specifically for telephone operators, so that they would have hands free while working (before they had to constantly communicate by telephone, holding the handset in his hands). Initially the sound on the devices was of poor quality, but over time significant progress has been made, and the sound is better. In-ear headphones appeared in 1891 thanks to the Frenchman E. Mercadier.
- The first wireless headphones appeared in 2004. They were based on Bluetooth technology developed in 1994. However, they gained popularity and quality sound about 10 years later.
- Doctors say that listening to music in headphones for no more than four hours is recommended without harm to the ears. The volume level should be optimal (you should be able to hear your voice while listening to the tracks).
- About one-third of people who suffer from hearing problems have had them caused by listening to loud music.
How to celebrate
Listen to your favorite songs on Earmuff Day using headphones. If you still don’t have one, this holiday is a great reason to get one. You’ll be surprised by the sound quality in your headphones and you’ll begin to experience music in a new way.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what kind of headphones they like to use (earbuds, wireless, in-ear).
When is Earmuff Day celebrated in 2024?
Earmuff Day is observed on March 13 each year.