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 even intervene to reduce sound to prevent you from exceeding your Daily Sound Allowance (DSA), and has no effect on sound quality.
Why do you need HearAngel®?
We use headphones more and more in our daily lives, but if left unchecked this increased usage could have irreversible effects on our ears. Damage to your hearing is caused by the complex relationship between how long, how loud and what you listen to. HearAngel® works out this relationship for you, to protect your whole family’s hearing.
43 million people aged between 12 and 35 already suffer from hearing loss.
Half of this is due to exposure from unsafe sound levels from personal audio devices.
It’s so easy to use HearAngel®. After you’ve downloaded the app, all you need to do is enter your name with your headphone type, and you’re good to go.
In Inform and Manage modes HearAngel® provides you with a green, amber, or red status, to let you know how close you are to reaching your daily limit. You’ll get a warning message when you’re about to move from one mode to the next.
When you use the Manage mode, the sound level is automatically controlled for you to make sure that your exposure to noise over time doesn’t go above hearing health guidelines. HearAngel® will then send you a warning message to let you know that your exposure is about to be controlled.
Using your personal Daily Sound Tracker, you can also review and monitor your listening, seeing in detail how long (time), how loud (volume) and what kind of music (energy) you’ve listened to.
Track it easily
HearAngel® is fully compatible with all wearable technology, allowing you to monitor your listening with just a glance at your wrist. You can even observe the listening patterns of your family by syncing your wearable with their devices.
How the app works
Everyone has a Daily Sound Allowance (DSA). How fast your DSA is used up is dependent on several factors: how long, how loud and what you listen to on your smartphone. By tracking your listening habits, HearAngel® never lets you exceed your DSA and prevents you from being exposed to harmful levels of listening.
A little more about us
HearAngel is developed by LimitEar, a company formed five years ago to develop hearing dose management technologies for professional headphone users. The company’s technology, HDM®Pro, protects users in line with Noise at Work Regulations. It has no effect on sound quality and has been selected for use in military, live events and broadcast applications. The company has contracts with Sennheiser and Meridian/ACS and has been selected by Racal Esterline to be used in a new aviation headset.
“This innovative product will assist users in managing their exposure to reproduced sound and help protect themselves against avoidable noise induced hearing loss.”
“I take great care of my hearing as I know how important yet fragile it is. HearAngel will enable consumers to have the same protection that we have and help them to protect themselves.”
“I see far too many young people with avoidable hearing loss. By providing information and protection, HearAngel will enable them to make informed decisions.”
“The Noise Abatement Society runs the Love your Ears(™) campaign to increase the awareness of the risks of prolonged headphone use – listening too loudly for too long. Up to now it has been difficult for a recreational headphone user to know what their exposure level is and, consequently, risk of hearing impairment or loss. With the introduction of HearAngel they now have access to accurate information and protection in accordance with hearing health recommendations from regulators.”