A lot of people spend the modern workday with headphones on or earbuds in, listening to music as they work or communicating through a headset. That makes it inevitable that these devices will get dirty. Let’s go over how these devices can be safely cleaned to get rid of the grime that nobody wants to be wearing on their head.
Apologies in advance, but headphones can get pretty gross. First of all, ears can sweat, and likely will if your headphones are on all day (as they probably will be). Second, ears generate wax, and that wax often winds up in or on a person’s headphones. Third, it has been shown that headphones and earbuds help promote the growth of bacteria in the ear and can even carry strains in and out.
So, you want to be sure that the headphones you’re wearing are clean. How to do so properly depends on the kind of headphone you are wearing. Here’s how to safely clean the two types of headphones you’ll see in the office.
Gather your cleaning supplies:
When cleaning your over-ear headphones, your first step should be to check if the earpieces can be removed. Some brands incorporate this feature specifically to simplify the cleaning process. It’s okay if they don’t, but you’ll need to be extra careful.
Once you have your supplies, follow this process:
Once the headphones dry fully, it will be safe to reassemble and use them.
Gather your supplies:
Considering how in-ear headphones reach deeper into the ear, hygiene becomes even more important. The first step to cleaning this variety is to check if there are removable silicone tips on them. If so, remove them and clean them with soap and water. Let them air-dry as you clean the headphones themselves.
Foam covers can also be removed and cleaned with the alcohol, or with some soap and water.
After this is done, follow this process:
Hopefully, this will help you keep your necessary equipment clean. We can help keep your equipment operational. Find out more by calling 724-473-3950.
Dan has 25 years of progressive experience in the IT industry. He has led three successful companies focused on small and medium business IT solutions since 1997.