Consumer Resources

Hearing Protection

Get the most out of your audio equipment by playing it at a safe level. Because hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, it’s important to avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. Prolonged exposure to anything over 85 decibels can cause gradual hearing loss.

Over time, your hearing comfort levels adapt to higher volumes of sound, so what sounds normal can actually be harmful.

Establish a Safe Listening Level

  1. Set the volume on your device to the lowest level where you can hear the music comfortably and clearly.
  2. Once the volume is set, leave it.
  3. Give your ears quiet breaks, limiting listening time.

Does your device have a volume limiter to set a maximum volume level? This is a great solution for parents to ensure that their children listen at a safe level.