Apple is raising awareness on World Hearing Day by highlighting how products like the iPhone and Apple Watch can help people maintain healthy hearing.
Apple raises awareness of World Hearing Day with a healthy dose of reminders on how certain features of iPhone and Apple Watch can help prevent the development of hearing problems. It’s quite tempting for iPhone users to gorge themselves on listening to music all day long and especially given Apple’s ever-expanding music service, but hearing problems can all too often develop when the volume is too loud.
Apple is no stranger to implementing health-focused features and across its diverse product line. Both iPhone and Apple Watch come with sensors that can alert users if their ears are in unsafe noise levels, while AirPods are also capable of improving audio for those who already have hearing loss. hearing problems. With the growing number of Apple Watch users, the company is once again reminding its users why this type of functionality was incorporated in the first place.
According to Apple, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 700 million people will suffer from “profound hearing lossBy 2050. Apple’s own research has found that an alarming percentage of participants are still exposed to high environmental noise, even if they stay at home during the pandemic. With these numbers in mind, the tech giant is urging its users to make the most of the many hearing loss prevention measures its products offer.
How Apple Products Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss
The noise cancellation features on the AirPods Pro and Max are already useful enough to allow users to listen to audio clearly, and without having to turn up the volume. However, there are other metrics that iPhone and Apple Watch users can use as well. For starters, users can be warned if the sound from the headphones reaches unsafe levels or if they suffer from prolonged exposure to unsafe listening levels. After entering the settings menu on an iPhone, tap Sounds and haptics and then on Headphone Safety, There is a Headset notifications this option, when enabled, will allow the iPhone to automatically adjust the volume to safer levels.
Apple users can also monitor environmental sound levels by visiting the Health app, selecting Browse then choosing the Audience option. Here users can choose between Headphone audio levels or Environmental sound levels to monitor their sound level history for each of these categories, as well as the frequency of exposure to hazardous sound levels. Users can also visit the Apple Watch Noise app, which automatically measures noise levels throughout the day. Reminders can be set by opening the Apple Watch app on an iPhone, selecting My watch then Noise threshold. Users can also try adding a complication to their watch face to instantly view real-time noise levels. Using a combination of these security measures, iPhone and Apple Watch users can protect their ears in many situations, including when indulging in seemingly harmless karaoke in the shower.
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