Unsafe at any Sound: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus in Personal Audio System Users

This is the second of two papers I co-wrote with my colleague Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. It was accepted in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics and is now open access and free to share.

This paper reviews personal audio system or personal listening device risk to auditory health from loud sound output.

Unsafe at any sound: Hearing loss and tinnitus in personal audio system users.

We hope this paper will lead to safer listening behaviours PLUS engineered or required sound output limits for personal listening system manufacturers to better protect public health from harmful sound levels.