You can’t blame us for anything if you don’t take the time to read these instructions!
The first thing you need to do before even putting your in-ears on is turn down the volume of the source you’re about to listen. Then, after you’re plugged in, turn up the volume in little steps until you feel comfortable. If you hear some ringing after using your in-ears, you’ve been listening too loud for too long, so turn it down a notch next time.
Our in-ear headphones are so cool you’ll want to use them even while you’re driving but we strongly discourage that since it’s quite dangerous. The amazing isolation of our in-ears won’t let you hear outside sounds, and even though they’re a proper fit when you don’t wanna listen to your inlaw, it’s not so cool when you can’t hear a truck that’s about to run you over.
Water and in-ears don’t mix, so please keep them dry at all times. If your in-ears are bothering you or you can’t insert them properly, then remove them. It’s a bad idea to force thing in your ears, they’re sensitive. You should check in regularly with your audiologist, specially if you feel any discomfort, excesive wax buildup or loss of hearing. The whole point of in-ears being custom is that they only fit YOU, they’re not a facebook post, so don’t share them with others.
There are tiny little hair cells in your ears that are responsible for transmitting sound to your brain. When exposed to loud sounds for too long these cells get hurt or die and quit transmiting. This road takes you directly to noise-induced hearing loss. From 0dB spl to 85dB spl you’re good to go, any sound pressure above that starts harming your ear if exposed for too long, so keep in mind that for any increment of 3dB over 85dB spl the time you can be exposed to it gets cut in half.
The Right Volume Level:
The OSHA ‘occupational noise exposure’ standard states that a listener’s hearing is considered at risk after four hours at 95 dBA in one day. Under these somewhat lax guidelines, exposure time should be cut in half for each 5 dB increase. The Europeans are even stricter (which is good), halving the exposure time each additional 3 dB. Excessive noise damages the hair cells in the cochlea, part of the inner ear, leading to loss of hearing. And loud sounds also have a psychological and emotional impact.