Developed by LimitEar, the inventors of a number of innovative technologies that protect the hearing of headphone users both at work and leisure, HearAngel® uses proven, patent protected algorithms, developed originally for use in the professional broadcast industry.
The software can be integrated into mobile phone handsets and wireless headphones during manufacture, to measure your exposure to reproduced sound through headphones or earpieces.
The software has two modes of operation, one for you to manage your own exposure and another to enable you to manage and control your children’s exposure.
Unique, patented technology learns how much and how long you have been listening and provides you with information, so that you are aware of your exposure levels so you can manage them if you wish.
If you want to be automatically protected, you have the option to set HearAngel® to intervene and manage your listening experience within the recommended safe exposure levels.
HearAngel® will soon be a feature in mobile phone handsets and wireless headphones to provide hearing safeguarding features that protect you and meet ITU/WHO H.870 or the enhanced levels of the new EN62368-1:2018 safety standards.
HearAngel® is cooperating with top silicon manufacturers, including Qualcomm, to deliver hearing safeguarding software that meets both IEC 62368 – 1:2018 and/or ITU/WHO H.870 for their customers who manufacture mobile phone handsets and wireless headphones.
At birth you (and your children) have 15,000 auditory hair cells in each ear; you don’t get more and when they are gone they are gone. Exposure to large sound doses destroys your auditory hair cells and permanently damages your hearing. The biggest source of large sound doses for most of us is from the recreational use of headphones and with the exponential growth in digital media (which requires us to use headphones more often for longer) the risks of you or your children suffering from noise induced hearing loss are rapidly increasing.
Deafness Research UK research states that “1 in 3 of the population under 35 has chronic permanent hearing damage as a result of using headphones for music and gaming that is irreparable and irreversible”
HearAngel® is an easy to use solution to the problem, it continuously measures the listening period, the content and sound level automatically, to build a profile of your hearing exposure and presents the data, in the form of alerts, on your Smartphone. You then choose what action to take.
Parents or carers concerned about their children’s exposure can activate the parental control feature which will limit the child’s peak exposure level, their sound dose and listening period to those selected.