The 'HearAngel' App Can Detect If Music is Damaging a User's Hearing

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 20, 2015
References: hearangel & psfk
'HearAngel' is a hearing loss prevention app that monitors music volume and lets you know if you are at risk of overexposure. According to the World Health Organization, as many as 43 million people between the ages of 12 and 35 are already experiencing some form of hearing loss. The HearAngel app is designed to help combat the form of hearing loss that is specifically caused by audio devices.

The HearAngel app was produced as part of a partnership between Naked Europe and LimitEar. The app works by tracking what you are listening to on your devices, how long you listen for and the level of volume. The app will then use this information to determine whether you have exceeded your Daily Sound Allowance. The app will let you know exactly how close you are to the sound limit through the use of a green, amber or red indicator. If you exceed your daily maximum, the app will send you a warning message and then automatically adjust the volume settings on your device.

The hearing loss prevention app may be especially useful for parents who want to protect a child's hearing at an early age.