Hearing protection

Jan L. Mayes shares current Info on protecting hearing health.

Volume Limiting Headphones versus WHO 60/60 Rule

[revised 12/7/17] Unprotected listening to music or noise louder than 80 dB  is proven to cause hearing loss and/or hyper ears. There are no volume limits on personal music devices. For various reasons. Including the extra loudness is needed if you plug the device into a TV or speaker system. So in a recent BBC …

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Music Protection or Why Wear Earplugs at a Concert?

There was a recent article by the BBC on music-induced hearing loss. They interviewed WHO (World Health Organization). Concerts came up as a definite hazard. Well exceeding 85 dB into higher decibel levels which can cause noise-induced hearing loss. Earplugs were recommended. But the question was asked: What is the point of a concert if …

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MP3/Personal Stereo Player Loudness

Why would people with tinnitus or sound sensitivity consider using a Personal Stereo Player (PSP) when these devices carry risk of music induced hearing loss?  Because used responsibly they have a lot of advantages.  Good sound quality.  Personally selected music and sounds. Portable. Hours of listening time possible. Can help with relaxation and concentration.  Plus …

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