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How does it work?

Just connect your player 20 seconds later you’ll get a result:

Green Zone:
It’s fine – enjoy the music!

Orange Zone:
Could be a little too loud – reduce the volume to be on the safe side.

Red Zone:
Definitely too loud – you are damaging your ears. 3

Warning – turn down now!

Keep the Sound –
A DeafHear Nationwide Campaign Coming Soon DeafHear

In the US, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has calculated that 60% of MP3 users are facing premature hearing damage, as they listen to their MP3 players at dangerously high volumes (above 85db) for up to two hours a day. This is a serious issue – the EU predicts that by 2020 it could be commonplace to see one in ten 30 year olds wearing a hearing device as a result of listening to person-al music players too loudly.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable through primary prevention. Taking all of this into consideration, DeafHear is beginning a nationwide awareness campaign aimed at 16–30 year olds highlighting the potential damage caused by MP3 players used at high volumes. Adolescents and adults who are daily users of portable music players need to be made aware of what a healthy listening level is. By promoting this, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the long term risks of listening to music on these devices at damaging levels.

Sound Heads:

One way to raise awareness about the risks of listening to music at damaging levels is through a sound head, which tests the volume of MP3 or portable mu-sic players. By participating in the testing, you are helping us to create awareness and bring a warning message to more young people before it’s too late.

We will be visiting secondary schools in Dublin before the end of 2013.




more...Hearing loss costs an estimated €2.2bn every year in Ireland.


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