The flight attendant was advised not to use the onboard headphones, as they are not new and there is a risk of Contracting ear infections, reports the Express.
Headphones in plastic packaging look unused, but, in fact, clean it and pack so that passengers do not doubt their originality. Cleaning does not eliminate them from all the germs. Thus, it is possible to get various ear diseases.
The former flight attendant said the airline did not even bother to change the foamy parts of the headset. There may be the germs, so she advises to tear them after use, so the airline had to replace this part.
But still better to have personal headphones and not touching side.