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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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MP3/Personal Stereo Player Exposure

Exposure risk for any noise or music hazard depends on loudness plus listening time. Research shows the majority of people use their PSP at a safe loudness. Below 80 dB (safe loudness) you can listen as long as you want. Research on volume setting versus safe listening time with different types of earphones (scroll down …

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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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