It is very common to put a soundtrack to your day to day. Thanks to smartphone apps like Spotify or the files you store on an MP4, you can leave the house in a good mood with your favorite music. But the use of headphones extends beyond the commute from home to work and extends from workouts at the gym to hands-free conversations. Given the time you spend with your ears plugged, here are a few tips to help you avoid going deaf while using your headphones.
Adjust the volume of each device
You may have bought some really nice headphones and want to show them off. But setting the volume to the maximum is not the best way. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 328 million adults worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. In fact, the organization points out that one of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud noise while using multimedia players.
There are apps that regulate the volume of your Bluetooth headphones, you should consider using some of them.
What is the recommended level?
One of the tips for using your headphones properly is to regulate the volume. 60 to 70 percent of the audio control bar. If you use wired devices you will have to do this with the volume buttons, but we have already told you how to customize the audio level when connecting a Bluetooth audio device.
Beware of cables
The trend among manufacturers of any type of device is to avoid using cables. It is not a question of aesthetics, but of convenience. However, there are still models that to work must be connected via a minijack port or Lightning in the case of the iPhone 7. To use wired headphones properly, it is essential to know how to wind them. The reasons are simple: you prevent audio glitches from damaging your ears and you increase their lifespan.
Important: Let your ears rest
If you are one of those who like to play video games you will have seen on occasion some warning to take a break. For example, those who have a simulator in their living room for their speed titles should stretch their legs for 15 minutes for every hour played. The same goes for headphones. If you don’t want to go deaf while listening to music, take breaks of about five minutes for every hour played.