3 Tips for Listening to Music Safely on Smartphones
Recent research reveals that many young people are losing their hearing or deafness, as most of them listen to music too loudly. Ironically, most of them live in developed countries.
Citing the Huffington Post page on Wednesday (18/7/2018), the World Health Organization (WHO) says there are 1.1 billion people aged 12-35 years of age often listen to music in earphones in an unsafe way.
This is certainly risky can cause permanent hearing loss. Especially with the smartphone, many people who listen to music through innate earphones via a free music application.
Then, how to be safe to listen to music through earphones on a smartphone? Here are some simple things you can do to protect your ears from permanent hearing loss. Check out the tips as alltutorials summarize from various sources;
According to Nielsen analyst firm, 86 percent of US consumers own a smartphone aged 25-34 years. As for 85 percent of whom are even 18-24 years old.
The problem is that the earphones in the smartphone sales package are not designed to have the right size in the ear. So no wonder, many users who raise the volume in order to listen to music with the maximum.
However, these habits can eventually damage the eardrum. For that it is advisable not to wear too often earphones innate and choose earphones that fit to be comfortable in the ear.
WHO recommends to young people to limit themselves when listening to music through a smartphone, at least an hour per day.
"You do not have to listen to music with a sound intensity of up to 80 decibels for more than 60 minutes, rest and let your ears breathe," says Anna Gilmore Hall, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America.
For comparison, a sound with an intensity of 80 decibels is equivalent to the sound of urban traffic. After a few hours, this decibel level can damage your ears.
Not all smartphones can send notifications when users listen to music with a loud volume. In 2013, the EU requires volume limits on all personal audio devices, including smartphones, which do not exceed 85 decibels. This rule indirectly suggests to users not to listen to music in a voice that is too loud.
Android Smartphone will usually give a warning when the user tries to convert the volume to an unsafe level. Meanwhile, iPhone allows users to set volume limits in device settings.
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