YOUR iPhone can tell you if you’re listening to music too loud.
There is a clever tool built into the Apple Health app that can prevent hearing problems down the line.
Playing tunes at excessive volume through earphones can damage the cells in your inner ear that detect and transmit sound to your brain.
According to research, 85 decibels is the maximum volume at which you can hear sound for two hours without damaging your hearing.
This corresponds to the noise of a mixer, a noisy restaurant or a cinema.
If you’re louder, you risk causing permanent damage that accelerates hearing loss as you age.
Thankfully, the Health app will let you know if you’ve turned the volume up too high if you’re hearing anything through your headphones.
To try it yourself, open the health app and tap the search tab in the lower-right corner of your screen.
Choose Listen and type Headphone audio level to view a summary of your recent listening habits.
You can toggle at the top of the screen if you want to see hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly data.
If you scroll down, the tool will tell you whether or not your average headphone audio levels were above the 85 decibel mark over the past seven days.
If that were the case, you should consider reducing the amount of noise you expose yourself to.
One way to reduce noise when listening to music or podcasts is to invest in noise-cancelling headphones.
They use an array of microphones to track and block out background noise, allowing you to listen to music at a lower volume.
Apple’s AirPods Pro and the Sony WF-1000XM4 are among the most popular earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology.
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