The volume level of the sound that transmits from the headphones or earbuds into the ear of a person wearing this type of device has been linked to hearing loss. The volume should be setlow enough that the other people nearby cannot hear the sound being transmitted. The quieter thesounds, the less possibility of hearing damage. Further, listening at a higher volume for extended periods of time could be unsafe. One expert suggests peoples should listen at only 30 percent maximum volume[Gup].1 Gupta and Padro state that effective noise-cancelling technology reduces the interference of sounds from the surrounding environment, reducing the volume level required by headphones and earbuds[Gup17]
Carlsson 2More and more people are using headphones and earbuds with their computers and portable devices. Using high-quality listening devices and lowering the volume can help to lessen potential hearing loss from the use of headphones and earbuds.
Carlsson 3Works CitedChamerlain, Megan Lynn. Understanding How Volume Levels Affect Hearing. n.d. Course Technology. Web. 16 Sept. 2017.Gupta, Elena Maia and Adelbert Luis Padro. Hearing Protection Methods. Orlando: Palm Press, 2017. Print.Tu, Mingzhu Lin. "Headphones and Earbuds." Technology Trends TodayAug. 2017: n.pag. Web. 3 Oct. 2017.