How loud is your workout soundtrack?

How loud is your workout soundtrack?

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Campus organization offers volume tests to help prevent hearing loss
When you exercise, how loud is the music piping through your iPod earbuds? Do you know? The campus organization UI SAFE can test your device's volume levels (courtesy of Johnny, a specially equipped mannequin) and let you know if your exercise soundtrack is being played at a safe level.

Hearing conservation is the auditory equivalent of brushing to protect your teeth or putting on sunscreen to protect your skin. Taking steps to protect your hearing today will help guard against hearing loss in the future.

UI SAFE (University of Iowa—Sound Awareness For Everyone) is a group of clinical and research audiologists and graduate students, based out of the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, interested in hearing conservation. The group holds periodic iPod volume testing sessions at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in efforts to prevent substantial—and permanent—hearing loss.


Dani Kelsay, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 319-335-8754


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