Hearing

Hearing and Decibel Apps

                      Decibel Ultra   – Ultra decibel measures the volume and helps you figure out how big the noise level compared to the same values.    Decibel Meter  –  Measure Sound Around you with ease.                        Sound Meter – You …


Hearing Loss and Decibel Levels

Damaging Decibels Sounds above 90 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or strength of sound vibration) may cause vibrations intense enough to damage the inner ear, especially if the sound continues for a long time. A jackhammer produces a sustained noise level of 120 dB, the noise from a large truck can peak at …


Music Students Guidelines

Staff Recommended Publications Please see the following articles to learn more about hearing protection and preventive methods for when practicing.   Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology Vol 6 Num 1 | Spring/Summer 2005 – this issue has a great article on hearing protection, Hearing Protection For The Critical Listener Preventing Music-Induced Hearing Loss A …


Recommended Videos

Auditory Transduction Sound Around You Project | Project website Introduction to Sound Around You from Martin Bryant on Vimeo. Dangerous Decibels: View video Alabama Public Television Spot View video Sound Explorations: View video Open Sound New Orleans: A collaborative soundmap of the city | View Website   Foam ear plugs are easy to find, some …


Tips for Hi Def music listening at home

Advice from an NOMC Donor On preserving your hearing: The following may sound both elitist and old fartist- but it comes from one who truly loves music, the fountain of youth.  In my youth, I played my stereo loud to “get into” the music.  As time passes, most listeners lower the volume, but may lose …