Portable music may have revolutionised journeys and helped alleviate boredom for millions, but the insert earphones mainly in use have a lot to answer for.
(PRWEB UK) 14 January 2013
Asius technologies have met with Apple to discuss hearing protecting and their custom moulded earbuds which are designed to be used at lower volumes, according to reports by Stuff magazine.
Apple are reported as ‘interested’ in the technology, which works by sound being converted to energy that powers a tiny pump inside the eartip. The pump then inflates a bubble which expands the ear canal to provide a comfortable fit and better sound quality. Stuff Magazine added that Asius are also planning to use the technology in hearing aids.
Hidden Hearing are constantly highlighting the dangers of MP3 use and the risks associated with listening to music above safe levels. Persistent exposure to sound levels above 80dB can cause tinnitus and hearing loss, but is an all too common occurrence for MP3 users. Most earbud earphones are not entirely effective at keeping outside noise out, leading to many users turning up the volume on their device.
A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:
“Portable music may have revolutionised journeys and helped alleviate boredom for millions, but the insert earphones mainly in use have a lot to answer for. Continued use of MP3 players at excessive levels can damage your hearing irreparably. This is often down to two things: the fact the earphones don’t fit well and the volume is turned up to compensate for lost sound, and background noise which also causes the volume to be turned up.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.