Dr. Kohan was interviewed by Inside Edition on How Dirty Are Your Earbuds?
He is quoted saying:
“They have to be cleaned, because if they’re not, you carry germs on them. You push them in the ear. You’re shoving them in. You’re packing the ear with wax. The germs on them — you’re going to start infections,”
He recommends cleaning them off regularly with disinfectant wipes. He also says it’s important to switch between using earbuds and headphones whenever possible.
Read the full article on Inside Edition.