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 sounds being transmitted. The quieter 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 (Chamberlain).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 (75-78).
Carter 2More and more people are using headphones and earbuds with their computers and mobile devices. Using high-quality listening devices and lowering the volume can help to minimize potential hearing loss from the use of headphones and earbuds.Chamberlain, Megan Lynn. Understanding How Volume Levels Affect Hearing. n.d. Course Technology. Web. 16 Sept. 2017.
Carter 3Gupta, 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.