Apple Watch's Noise App Automatically Monitors Decibel Levels

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Pero1234, Sep 20, 2019.

    1. Pero1234

      Pero1234 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      home theatre system + high pressure washer
      Apple’s Noise app on their Watch informs you when you should plug your ears to avoid hearing loss! It monitors the sound with a built-in dB meter and considers anything above 90 dB as harmful.

      I think most people on the forum would agree this is a killer feature!

      If I’m correct, it also monitors your headphone usage... see screenshot!

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      https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-noise-app-everything-you-need-to-know/
       
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    2. InfiniteLoop
      Relaxed

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very high frequency hearing loss in left ear.
      This Apple Noise App has a huge bug. It is deaf for frequencies above 8 kHz. You can try other dB measurement applications to measure this range, but with Apple Noise App, if I play a 80 dB sound at 9 kHz, it says 40 dB, no sound and no harm apparently.
       
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