iPod Related Hearing Loss

Like almost all noise related hearing loss, iPod hearing loss or loss of hearing from similar types of devices is something that is entirely preventable and discussing the steps you can take to do so is what this short article is all about. Taking the few minutes to read and absorb this article will go a long way to preventing noise related hearing loss and your ears will thank you in years to come.

Like a number of other human illnesses such as heart disease, loss of hearing is something that develops very slowly over a long period of time. Because this is so and because the cause and affect can be separated by years or even decades many people that suffer loss of hearing can go years without realizing they have it and once they do become aware of it they are reluctant to admit it.

Today, as well as hearing failure due to work or other environmental causes technology has now provided us with a unique ability to produce self inflicted hearing failure through the use of devices such as the iPod and similar personal music players. While this is true, the sad part is that it does not have to be so because there are two very simple steps you can take to prevent it.

The first step is to locate your iPod’s user manual and find a setting that allows you to control the maximum sound output that the device can produce. When you find it set it to a maximum of 80Db. If you do not have this feature on your device, then you will have to resort to using a manual procedure which is to use the rule of thumb that your iPod should never be set so loud that you cannot hear the ambient noise that is around you.

If you religiously follow these two simple steps you go a long way to ensuring that you will not be wearing hearing aids in your thirties or worse be living with the constant incessant, non-stop internal ringing of tinnitus, or worst of all both at the same time.