What is HearAngel®?

HearAngel® is the best way for you and your family to listen to music without worrying about hearing damage. It’s an innovative app for your smartphone that monitors how you listen, and lets you know when you’re in danger of overexposure. It can also monitor your children’s listening habits and you can choose to set their listening levels and duration.

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How the app works

Hearing damage can be caused by listening for long periods at quite moderate levels, or for quite short periods at high volume. It is a complex combination of listening period (time), how loud you listen (volume) and the energy content (density) of the sound you listen to that creates the “dose” of sound that does the damage.

Speech typically has a low energy, because of the pauses between words but Electronic Dance Music, which is usually highly compressed dynamically will have a MUCH higher energy for the same peak to peak listening level.

Everyone has a Daily Sound Allowance (DSA®). The Health and Safety Executive recommend a maximum of 85dBA (average level) in an 8 hour period. This means that the level can be louder for some of the time, if it is also quieter sometimes – e.g. when you’re not listening.

Until now, there has been no way that your sound dose can be calculated outside of a laboratory. HearAngel® is calibrated to your earpieces; it knows just how loud you are listening. It can give you accurate information about your listening habits and will notify you if you are in danger. If you wish, it can automatically adjust the sound level to keep you safe and has no effect on the sound quality.
To safeguard your children’s hearing, HearAngel® includes a parental mode which lets you set your own values for Peak Level, DSA® use and even listening time duration for selected apps on your children’s phones and lock these values behind a password.
HearAngel® never lets you exceed your DSA® and prevents you from being exposed to harmful levels of sound.

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A little more about us

HearAngel is developed by LimitEar, a company formed 8 years ago to develop hearing dose management technologies for professional headphone users. The company’s technologies, HDM®Pro, and LimitEar-FLprotect users in line with Noise at Work Regulations. They have been selected for use in military, live events and broadcast applications. The company has contracts with Sennheiser and Meridian/ACS and has collaborated with Racal Esterline to be used in a new aviation headset.

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About HearAngel

Join the beta testing group and get HearAngel® FREE for life

If you would like to be among first 500 Android users to try the new HearAngel® App, all you have to do is visit this page and enter your email address. We will let you know when the Beta Test is ready to launch in early April.

When it is available please download the app and use it as you wish.

Please note that you will not be required to take part in any surveys or provide any feedback to the company, though any direct feedback is welcomed.

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The World Health Organisation Conference on Safe Listening

On the 1st October 2015, Stephen Wheatley (MD) was invited to the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to participate in a conference on safe listening. It’s a topic close to our hearts. That’s why HearAngel® exists in the first place. We want to raise awareness about safe listening so that your and your children’s hearing is protected before it’s too late.

In February 2015, WHO estimated that approximately ‘1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events.’

The WHO estimate is only for teenagers and young adults, but you only need to look around in public spaces such as trains and planes to notice that more and more adults and children are also using headphones and earphones. In today’s homes, members of a family can sit in one room and be entertained by different things on their personal devices. This technological freedom and media consumption create a risk to your hearing like never before. The biggest and most worrying issue is that most people don’t even know about it.

We hope that this conference at the WHO was another major step in actively increasing global awareness, and we will continue to do our part.

Download a copy of the presentation Stephen made to the WHO on Dosimetry for Safe listening for free.

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The World Health Organisation Conference on Safe Listening

On the 1st October 2015, Stephen Wheatley (MD) was invited to the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to participate in a conference on safe listening. It’s a topic close to our hearts. That’s why HearAngel® exists in the first place. We want to raise awareness about safe listening so that your and your children’s hearing is protected before it’s too late.

In February 2015, WHO estimated that approximately ‘1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events.’

The WHO estimate is only for teenagers and young adults, but you only need to look around in public spaces such as trains and planes to notice that more and more adults and children are also using headphones and earphones. In today’s homes, members of a family can sit in one room and be entertained by different things on their personal devices. This technological freedom and media consumption create a risk to your hearing like never before. The biggest and most worrying issue is that most people don’t even know about it.

We hope that this conference at the WHO was another major step in actively increasing global awareness, and we will continue to do our part.

Download a copy of the presentation Stephen made to the WHO on Dosimetry for Safe listening for free.

Download PDF
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