The Effect of Visual Feedback of Sound Intensity on Preferred IPod Listening Levels

The Effect of Visual Feedback of Sound Intensity on Preferred IPod Listening Levels

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Results of measurement indicate that subjects chose significantly lower listening volumes when the visual feedback was present than when they had no information regarding sound level. No differences were found in any condition, however, between the listening levels chosen for the two song rating categories, indicating that strength of music preference did not influence the volumes chosen by subjects. The results of the study indicate that the visual feedback significantly influenced chosen listening volumes, with sound levels reduced to safer levels when the feedback was presented. These results suggest that, with proper public education regarding the potential harmful effects of loud music listening, the implementation of visual sound level warnings could positively influence the behavior of iPod users to reduce the risk of music-induced hearing loss.The case history was taken in order to confirm normal otologic history and function through questions regarding previous ear infections, surgeries, or problems. Middle ear and hearing problems at the time of participation were also ruled outanbsp;...


Title:The Effect of Visual Feedback of Sound Intensity on Preferred IPod Listening Levels
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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