It’s true that you can now do so much more on your phone than say five years ago. In fact, many smartphones are now like portable computers with some people using them for work and school when on the move. Even then, there are so many inconspicuous tools and tricks that you that can give you optimum experience that you may not be aware of. One of such can help Android users protect their hearing.
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As an Android user, did you know that there’s a setting that allows you to edit the maximum volume for your phone? More than the volume feature, this setting lets you limit (or extend) the loudness of the content you listen to. More than allowing you to set your volume to correspond with your environment, being able to adjust maximum volume settings could help protect your hearing. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention:
Listening to loud noise for a long time can overwork hair cells in the ear, which can cause these cells to die. The hearing loss progresses as long as the exposure continues. Harmful effects might continue even after noise exposure has stopped. Damage to the inner ear or auditory neural system is generally permanent.
Using this setting on your phone is pretty simple as The Sun shows. You simply go into Settings on your phone – Sounds and Vibrations – Volume. Then you tap the three dots in the top-right corner and choose Media Volume Limit. This lets you adjust the maximum volume for media using a slider. It’s that simple. It’s worth knowing that this hack goes great together with the ‘do not disturb’ feature.
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