A headphone-wearing commuter in London. A study by audio firm Jabra reveals more than a third of British headphone users wear them to avoid having to talk to other people, and that the average Briton goes five weeks without speaking to someone new. Photo: Getty Images
A headphone-wearing commuter in London. A study by audio firm Jabra reveals more than a third of British headphone users wear them to avoid having to talk to other people, and that the average Briton goes five weeks without speaking to someone new. Photo: Getty Images
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Headphone wearing makes the loneliness epidemic worse, expert warns, after study finds more than a third of UK users wear them to avoid having to talk to others

  • A study for headset maker Jabra finds nearly half of UK headphone users wear them for walks and the average Briton goes five weeks without talking to strangers
  • It has called on people to step away from their headphones for a day because ‘social interaction and the company of friends means everything’

A headphone-wearing commuter in London. A study by audio firm Jabra reveals more than a third of British headphone users wear them to avoid having to talk to other people, and that the average Briton goes five weeks without speaking to someone new. Photo: Getty Images
A headphone-wearing commuter in London. A study by audio firm Jabra reveals more than a third of British headphone users wear them to avoid having to talk to other people, and that the average Briton goes five weeks without speaking to someone new. Photo: Getty Images
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