What Is Safe Volume for Earphones on Mobile Phone?

Discussion in 'Support' started by AndrewBePositive, Mar 20, 2017.

    1. AndrewBePositive

      AndrewBePositive Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      There's this about 80% level when if you go higher there's a warning. Is that a safe volume? Or can I go 100%?
       
    2. Foncky
      Lurking

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music. Balloon. Genetic.
      What ?

      :dunno:

      If you go beyond the 80 % warning, what do you think it means ?

      You know that a 100% volume might reach 100dB or more ?

      There is no standard safe volume (for me it is 0 %), we don't know what your ears can handle.

      But 80 % or more is most likely dangerous for everyone.
       
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    3. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      Are you joking? No! Above 80% is NOT safe!
       
    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      They put the warning there for a reason.
       
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    5. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      keep the volumes low especially while wearing earbuds /earphones/headphones. I kinda wish someone told me this many years ago :)
       
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    6. LukeYoung
      Fine

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      I'm pretty sure You can buy headphones that are limited, they're children's ones but still work.

      Anything over 70 decibels for a long period of time would probably be too much.
      Directly In the ear, I wouldn't go over 60.
       
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    7. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      How does one measure the DB while wearing earbuds/headphone?
       
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    8. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Keep it low and don't bother using earbuds in noisy environments. This is where I think most people get into trouble because you have to crank it up to higher levels just to be able to hear it.
       
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    9. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
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      April /1996
      There are no safe levels with headphone use for anyone that has noise induced tinnitus. Every time you use them, whatever the level there is a risk of making your tinnitus worse.
      Michael
       
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    10. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
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      Otosclerosis
      That's where noise cancelling headphones can come in handy. With them you don't have to crank the volume so high to compete with the outside noise.
       
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    11. AndrewBePositive

      AndrewBePositive Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      im so sad cos i like listening to music through my earphones! :(((((

      so has anyone had their T worsen even while listening through earphone at volume level? let's say 70% volume at a regular iphone?
       
    12. LukeYoung
      Fine

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      The only thing I used headphones for anymore is voice chat with friends on Xbox and computer.

      And I turn their voice right down so I can just hear them.

      I wouldn't advise 70% of any iPhone. As that is pretty loud.
       
    13. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      I would leave it on as low as possible. Sound that close to the eardrum will have greater potency even if it is in a 'safe' decibel range. I am coming to that conclusion from past experiences.
      Set it to the point where you can just make out most of the music, and only play it in a setting where the background noise is not overpowering (not around traffic, in cars, or on a subway).
       
    14. sleepy

      sleepy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music and gaming via headphones, earbuds and headset
      I made my T worse when I listened to music on my headphones. I now have two new sounds in my T. If your music is at a volume where you can't hear people in a conversation than it's too loud.
       
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    15. AndrewBePositive

      AndrewBePositive Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      T Update

      I can't hear the T anymore even in silent room. I can only hear the T when my pillow covers my ears when I lay to the side during sleep, or when I cover it my hand. So my anxiety has went from 200% to 5%.

      Also had pure tone audiometry and tympanometry, and the result was "normal" and 0% hearing loss.

      Now my dillema is I really love to listen to youtube videos specially ASMR. Do you guys think it's ok if I use earphones with a low volume just to the point that I can understand the words?

      Also I work in a call center. And people said using headphones will make the T worst. So should I quit my job?
       

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