1The volume level of the sound that transmits from headphones or earbuds into the ear of aperson wearing this type of device has been linked to hearing loss. The volume should be set lowenough that other people nearby cannot hear the sound being transmitted. The quieter the sounds,the less possibility of hearing damage. Further, listening at a higher volume for extended periods of time could be unsafe. One expert suggests people should listen at only 30 percent maximum volume [CITATION Chamberlain \l 1033 ].pot1 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 [CITATION Gupta \p 75-78 \n \t \l 1033 ].
Carter 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 minimize potential hearing loss from the use of headphones and earbuds.
Carter 3Works CitedBibliographyChamberlain, Megan Lynn. Understanding How Volume Levels Affect Hearing. n.d. Course Technology. Web. 2017.Gupta, Elena Maia and Albert 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.
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